• Short Summary

    Russians advance to Dnieper.

  • Description

    Item title reads - On the Dnieper.


    L/S overlooking bend of the Dnieper River. Various shots from aeroplane speeding above it. Russian troops advance. M/S Marshal Vatutin watching operations. M/S Group of Russian officers watching, they include Khruschev. L/S Russian heavy artillery in action along bank of the river. Various shots showing a Russian nurse attending to the wounded whilst the guns roar around her. Various shots of Russian infantry boarding the craft that will ferry them across the river, they are under heavy attack. M/S more gunfire. Various shots as the craft moves across the river under fire. Various shots of a smokescreen over a rough pontoon bridge which establishes a connection between banks.

    Various shots as infantry and heavy equipment, including guns and tanks, start across the bridge. Various shots of more Russian artillery in action including salvos from rocket guns. Various shots as infantry advance across dry open plains and through burnt out villages. Various shots of dead German soldiers in a trench. L/S's of more Russian heavy artillery. M/S cameraman with long focus lens on his camera. L/S through the camera of two German soldiers leaping out of burning tank, one gets shot down. M/S Russian soldiers throw matting on barbed wire so they can make a path across it. L/S of the Dnieper Dam. L/S of lines of captured German soldiers being led in. M/S tanks with infantry seated on them riding past cheering Russian villagers. Various shots as lines of guns fire into the night sky over Moscow to celebrate the Russian victories.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:45:00 / 01:53:13:00

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