WWII - 1941, Germany: Newsreel re Eastern Front Battle & Ukraine
Convoy of German troops, trucks & gun carriages through muddy field & along road past wreckage - tanks.
07:00:38 Burning Russian tanks & trucks by roadside. Wrecked or abandoned Russian artillery equipment.
07:01:39 Column of Russian POWs marching. Gathered, resting & smoking. 13-year old boy soldiers - VO “from orphanage to the front”. CUs Adult POWs. High pan across POW camp w/ thousands of Soviet prisoners stretching into distance.
07:03:04 German bombers attack Western Ukraine; INT pilots in cockpit; bombs drop out of planes poor quality shots.
07:04:02 German scout car along road, firing roof gun at Russian units. German troops advance on foot & out of half-track truck run forward fire machine guns.
07:04:55 German and Hungarian units unite, shaking hands. CUs Germans & Hungarians.
07:05:19 German troops advancing w/ artillery along railroad tracks; destroyed tracks & railway equipment on railroad between Odessa and Kiev - tracking shot along devastated RR already abandoned by Russians & wrecked by German Stukas w/ burned-out carriages.
07:06:42 “Pioneers” rebuilding railroads - laying rails on bridge. Ends abruptly.
WW2; Eastern Front; Operation Barbarossa;
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