• Short Summary

    The Russian army advance on the German-occupied area surrounding the River Don.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ON THE DON".

    Russia.

    General view of the River Don. Several shots of Soviet tanks moving across the narrow bridge of the river, along the trans-Iranian railway and over dusty roads. Russian infantry and horse artillery travel along a road.

    Various shots of the artillery in action, some heavy, at the start of the battle for Stalingrad. Tanks advance and open fire on the plains. C/U of a Russian officer in an encampment, giving orders by telephone. Infantry and light artillery advance. A Russian sniper in action kills two German soldiers. Brief shots of German prisoners marching along a road.

    At dusk the German retreat villages are left ablaze as the Russians move through.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1340.02
    Media URN:
    44225
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:17:00 / 01:03:57:00
    Canister:
    42/81

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