• Short Summary

    Battle for Stalingrad is over - Red Army liberates the city.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "LIBERATION OF STALINGRAD - PATHE GAZETTE EPIC RECORD".

    Stalingrad, Soviet Union (USSR).

    Various shots of large Russian artillery barrage before the attack on Stalingrad - snow everywhere. Various shots of advancing Russian troops across snow. Various shots of frozen German bodies lying in graveyards and amongst smashed equipment. Russian Generals Rokosovski and Batov and Marshall Voronov in trenches outside Stalingrad. Various good shots of Russian gunners firing field guns on open sights and troops using rifles and machine guns during last fighting inside the city. Various shots of Germans surrender from buildings in the city under the white flag. Several shots of the ensuing lines of prisoners. Various close up shots of some of the German generals captured during the battle of Stalingrad. Among those noted are Brigadier General Demitriu, Lieutenant General Schlemmer, Major General Von Drebber and Lieutenant General Von Daniel. Various shots of Supreme Commander of German Stalingrad Armies, Field Marshal Paulus, and his Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Schmidt as they are interrogated by Russian Lieutenant General Shumilov inside Red Army headquarters. Various good shots of forlorn faces in huge column of German prisoners as they wend their way out of the city they had ravaged. Part of the liberated city as Red Flag is hung out in foreground. Close up shot of the Order of the Day from Stalin posted in the City. English translation shows that it congratulates the soldiers of the Don Front for freeing Stalingrad from the Nazis - dated 2nd February 1943. GV. Battered city of Stalingrad with lines of German prisoners through streets.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1073.13
    Media URN:
    37886
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:02:00 / 01:37:08:00
    Canister:
    43/17

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