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    Captured German footage of German invasion of Russia.

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    German Invasion of Russia (captured German film).

    German infantry advancing through forest area. One soldier shoots at a Russian in a tree; the Russian is hit and falls to the ground. German troops in a dinghy are towed across a river, others zoom across water in speedboat. Soldiers run along quayside with gun carriage. Dim or foggy shots of army trucks travelling along road. Tanks move along in cloud of smoke (smoke screen?). More tanks moving along country roads, past wrecked vehicles. German firing field guns in open country area with mountains in distance.

    C/Us of Russians (?) with scarves and hoods on - look very cold and tired. Captured Russian soldiers? German soldiers stand in lines while officer presents them with medals. Germany cemetery in snow, with cross in foreground with inscription reading 'Albert Zdrojewski' (plus German cross, Nazi swastika). Massive German field gun being loaded and fired. More field guns in action in countryside area. German soldiers poke the ground and lift shells or mines up. Germans in trenches or dugouts, sheltering from enemy fire. Explosions. Bombers flying overhead. C/U of pilot in plane. Aerial view flying over countryside and dropping bombs. Aerial views of devastated city - severe bomb damage.

    Map of area of Russia, showing Sebastopol, Jewpatorija, Simferopol, Yalta, Feodosija and so on. Arrow points to Parpatsch to east of area. Gun fire at night - tracer bullets. Silhouettes of Germans moving about in dugout. Germans operating field guns. Infantry advancing. Climbing up from deep trench and walking over field. Germans crouched down in trench. Dark shots of troops advancing over field, walking and running. Explosions. Soldiers with hands over ears against gunfire. German soldiers walking into Russian town or village. Tank heading group of troops walking into town. Soldiers firing field guns. Hazy view of town area on hillside. German soldiers and officers look through binoculars. Sunken ship in harbour. Map showing several places in large area (too small to make out!). Soldiers on horseback, others on motorbikes, travelling along dirt road. Locals on horse-drawn cart.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:48:45:00 / 01:55:58:00

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