Various shots of Russian onslaught from Russian newsreel. Includes shots of action in Leningrad and?
GV Leningrad - Petergoff area. GV Russian tanks towards along road. SV pan Russian tank along road to BV. SV dead Germany lying by gun. CU dead German lying overmachine gun. CU dead German lying over rifle.
GV pan town of Stalino. SV pan girls marching along with soldiers. LV troops marching through street and soldiers drinking out of pail. GV lorry loads of troops through street. LV Red Army soldier walks to house and is greeted by family. CU being greeted by sister and mother. SV old woman talking to soldiers pan up to gallows. GV people watching bodies being dug up from grave. LV women round bodies. SV woman kneeling down crying and touching toe of body very tenderly. SV crying women. CU old woman gesticulating with hands.
GAV travel shot wrecked town of Mariupol LV soldiers in lorries amongst population. STV population greeting troops. CU pan Red Army soldiers holding up children. GV wrecked factory. LV wrecked section of factory. GTV pan wrecked factory. LV gateway to factory with Krupp signboard over gateway. SV Krupp signboard on ground.
GV German lorries along road in Taman Peninsular. CU German lorries along road. BV German lorries along road. GV lorries across plain. CU German troops following peasant cart and troops along road. GV peasant carts and troops along road. GV train load of equipment and troops. SV soldier fixing charge to railway line. LV German soldier fixing charge to railway line, terrific explosion. GV railway line being blown up - explosion.
Angle shot Moscow guns fire. GV rockets bursting in air. CU guns fire. GV guns fire. GV rockets up into air. LV guns fire. GV rockets into air. Big GV rockets into air.
GTV Germans evacuating from docks. SV Germans loading material into barge. LV pan loading material on to barges. SV pushing cart into barge. GV cable line on railway line used by Germans for transporting equipment. LV unloading equipment at railway terminus. SV unloading equipment at railway terminus.
LV signaller with flag (approach of raider). LV German troops running from docks. GV plane in air. LV A.A. guns firing. CU A.A. guns firing. GV bombs dropping and bursting in distance. STV Germans in ditch watching. GV A.A. gunsfire. LV bomb exploding on ground - soldier running. GV pan bombs exploding on ground. Side view lorry in to barge. SV barge leaving - winding up flap. LV barge leaving. GV barges across Kersch Narrows. LV 8 Stukas in air. CU Stuka diving. GAV bombs bursting on ground. SV Stuka diving. GAV bombs bursting on ground. LV Russian cavalry past burning building. GV Russians and troops on road past burning building.
Soviet Union; Military - Active; Germany; Munitions and Armaments; Film obtained from the enemy; St Petersburg
Background: Various shots of Russian onslaught from Russian newsreel. Includes shots of action in Leningrad and Mariupol. Also the retaking of Stalino, now Donetsk, in the Ukraine, the city founded by John Hughes. German film of German transport in the Taman peninsular, German soldiers sabotage of communications - blowing up train lines. German soldiers evacuating on barges at the Kerch Straits and shots of German and Russian soldiers in the Crimea.
Some shot order slightly jumbled towards the end.
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MISSING SLATE INFORMATION: LENINGRAD COMMUNICATIONS RESTORED Latest film report from Eastern front show Leningrad offensive in preparation, liberation of Taganrog, Mariupol and many other towns. Report includes pictures captured German newsreels giving graphic review of Nazi evacua