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  • Short Summary

    German troops crossing River Don in Russia under air attack.

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    Unused / unissued material - date unclear / unknown - paperwork says 1939 - 1945, probably 1942.

    Russia (Soviet Union, USSR).

    Various shots of German artillery firing over river Don in Russia. Several shots of the smashed bridges over Don. German soldiers in dinghies crossing the river. Various shots of the activities at German side of the river: German officer looking at the other side, snipers and artillery firing across the river, machine-gun fire etc. Various shots of the German troops in boats crossing river under strong Russian attack. Several shots of the German soldiers laying land mines. Germans advancing in lorries, on foot etc. Russian refugees fleeing from Germans in large numbers. German soldiers blowing up railway line - succession of shots of explosions is seen. Various shots of huge amounts of German supplies being unloaded on a river quay. Various shots of German antiaircraft guns firing at Russian planes. They shoot one plane down - parachute is seen falling into Don - pilot is probably safe. Massive operation of lorries and other vehicles being taken across Don under persistent Russian air attack.

    German warships at sea. They stop a fishing vessel, check crew's documents and search the boat. Germans then exchange cigarettes for fresh fish. German destroyer in action at sea. Guns firing. Good footage of the torpedoes being launched from destroyer. Several shots of the destroyers at sea.

    Note: probably captured German footage - UFA material.

    This is a dupe negative of UN 188 A story - lavender print. Lavender print is missing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:39:00 / 01:50:04:00
    UN 220 A

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