WWII - 1941, Germany: Newsreel re German Fighting In Latvia; Byelorussia; R1 Pt. 1
Cont’d. Wehrmacht marching through Latvia - cheering population throw flowers. Small tanks past, troops across fields.
14:50:24 Before Dunaburg Daugavpils motorcycle troop & infantry, heavy guns fired. Tanks moving. German officer shouts orders - barn & enemy tank burning.
14:51:58 Soviet troops surrender. Troops & horse convoy continues. Destroyed Russian tanks.
14:53:00 ‘Pioneers’ building pontoon bridge over River Bug; sleeping soldiers in jeep or truck. Trucks & tanks across bridge. Horses led across. Battle over industrial site (looks like village).
14:54:37 POWs w/ hands up. Map shows troops headed for Grodno Hrodna, Byelorussia. Tanks through destroyed village after Russian retreat, fields & houses burning & burned. Troops on horseback through smoke. POWs run across pontoon bridge - good shot line of disheveled Soviet prisoners trudge past line of smartly uniformed German troops moving to front. Burning village scenes. Soldiers w/ shovels, motorcycles & vehicles advance towards Grodno.
14:58:05 General points to Russian bunkers in distance. Germans firing heavy artillery & moving in on bunkers; surviving Russian troops captured & searched. Cont’d...
WW2; Eastern Front. Russia / USSR. Operation Barbarossa; 1941;
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