WWII - 1944, German Newsreel: Germany Retreat & Blowing Up Railway; Fresh Troops; Battle R2
Map of Eastern Front. German troops retreating past burning towns & downed telegraph wires. Narration trans. “We are forced to destroy everything we had built up after the Russian retreat; at some places, our troops have to be evacuated quickly, but defense is still strong as usual”.
19:02:50 “Fresh” troops / reserves on way to front - smile at camera. Civilians fleeing. Destruction of railways. “Pioneer” soldier laying & camouflaging Tellermines on railways. Germans set up roadside defenses in evacuated village. Street fighting scenes - more buildings burning or exploding - sky filled w/ black smoke. Scorched earth policy
19:05:11 Railroad station - new weapons & tanks arrive, transported to front.
19:05:53 CU hand / finger pointing at map; CU Otto Carius (?) wearing Iron Cross looking at map w/ another soldier. CU & MCU German soldiers on rest break smoking, eating, drinking water from bucket & making silly face.
19:06:19 Soldiers stripped to waist building trenches. Grenadiers arrive & into trenches. Weapons installed & camouflaged.
19:07:17 Observation tower. Radio / telephone operator. Nazi officers consult map.
19:07:31 Battle scenes: heavy guns fired; machine gunner; hand grenade thrown - POV from moving tank - explosions - CU soldier in tank turret.
WW2; Artillery; Ukraine (?) / Russia / USSR; Operation Bagration; 1940s;
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