• Short Summary

    The Russians liberate Kiev, most of which has been burnt to the ground by the nazis.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Liberation of Kiev.

    The Ukraine.

    L/S over the rooftops of Kiev. Various shots of fires burning, the first Russian troops run past the flames. Various shots of the buildings set on fire by retreating Germans. Various shots of Russian entry into Kiev, including horse-drawn guns, carts and infantry. Various shots of refugees returning to their homes, they greet their liberators with joy. More emotional scenes of entry. Various shots of dead civilians on the ground executed by the Germans during the occupation, people kneel by them and mourn.

    Various shots showing the damage done to the buildings of Kiev during the occupation, most are just ruins. M/S pile of valuable metal utensils which the nazis had collected to send back to Germany. Various shots as Russian soldiers remove German signs and pictures. Various shots in the street as Marshal Zhukov and Commissar Khruschev greet and kiss returning refugees. L/S pans cross the city.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1352.21
    Media URN:
    44535
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:49:00 / 01:48:58:00
    Canister:
    44/20

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