WWII - 1942, German Newsreel: Siege of Leningrad; North Africa & Rommel R2 of 2
Cont’d. SS troops guarding roads; snow huts being built for SS. Soldiers patrol on skis, troops firing against Russians. CU soldier feeds bullets thru machine gun as another fires.
07:25:00 Alarm raised, bell rung. Soldiers thru icy trenches; machine gunners firing shells, heavy gun.
07:25:45 Burning Soviet equipment, dead Russians in snow. Germans advance in snow camouflage.
07:26:38 German soldiers in captured village, houses burning. Battle scenes, CU machine guns & mortars fired. Explosions.
07:27:32 Africa: Weapons & ammunition unloaded in Tripoli, Libya. Italian battleships w/ camouflage protecting transport. Aboard battleship on patrol. Naval convoy seen. Air raid warning, firing against British bombers. Towards South in heavy seas. Docks scenes at Tripoli, trucks & tanks brought ashore, thru streets beneath palm trees. Tri-motor planes arrive w/ barrels of gasoline, unloading. Twin engine bombers & fighters take off towards Tobruk VO says last pictures by Werner Spaehr, who died during this mission.
07:30:40 Aerials British troops on ground, Stukas open fire, air to air & air to ground shots. Explosions
07:31:16 General Rommel visits captured British ammunition depot; wrecked equipment inc. upside down tank & RAF Spitfire; dead soldier seen; much wreckage.
07:32:16 Rommel w/ other Nazi officers in open car move forward. Half-tracks; German & Italian tanks in convoy past camera (GOOD). End.
WW2; Winter; Eastern Front; Russia / USSR; North African Campaign;
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