WWII - 1942, German Newsreel: Siege of Leningrad R1 of 2
Warship convoy w/ icebrakers on icy sea heading east. Heavy smoke. Map of Eastern Front around Leningrad. Lake Ladoga - Finnish troops on horseback & skis - advance party pulling sleds.
07:16:56 Russian attack, explosions, soldiers in snow camouflage fall, pulling & loading gun & counterattack in snowy forest.
07:18:01 German infantry thru woods toward front - tank w/ soldier searching for mines. Dead.
07:18:31 Fleeing Russian soldier shot at. German Stukas overhead (GOOD). German & Finnish troops thru woods, fighting, troops advance on tanks & foot thru woods, dead Russian soldiers, wrecked equipment, tanks.
07:20:31 Map Eastern Front. Heavy artillery shooting on Leningrad. Shells unpacked. Multiple firing.
07:21:14 German airfield, sign ‘Flugleitung’ / ‘Air Control’. German planes. Russian PoWs clear runway of snow, shoveling into wagons. Runway beinig packed w/ rollers. Horse-drawn carts w/ supplies of food, ammunition, petrol - supplies loaded into Junkers JU-52. Snow cleared from wing, troops into plane w/ skiis, pilot & co-pilot into tri-motor plane, take off in cloud of snow. Aerials & air to air shots en route to Eastern Front. Interior of planes w/ troops sitting on floor.
07:23:24 Plane drops mail; horse-drawn sleds bring mail to front line. Cont’d...
WW2; Russia / USSR; Eastern Front; Battles;