• Short Summary

    Steelworks in Stalingrad working again - melting German helmets, guns and junk for reuse.

  • Description

    Stalingrad (Volgograd), Russia, Soviet Union, USSR.

    Russian title reads 'Red October Produces Steel'.

    Various shots of the steelworks 'Red October' in Stalingrad heavily damaged by Germans. Various shots of the workers collecting German helmets, guns and other steel junk for recycling. Various shots of the collected junk being melted for reuse - men working, furnaces, fire, etc.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:01:00 / 01:13:08:00
    UN 235 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    This clip currently has no date range, but I think we can safely say it originates after the German invasion of The Soviet Union, placing it between 1941 and 1945.

  2. bethpage89 says

    This is from 1943. The Reds were quick to get Krasnyi Oktyabr\' back in production. This footage shows the great Martenovskii Workshop--the great smelting complex--which was hard fought over. The Soviets managed to prevail there, and the long building became a salient jutting into the German line.

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