• Short Summary

    Story covering the Russian offensive along the Moscow front and German retreat.

  • Description

    Titles read: "PATHE GAZETTE SPECIAL - ON THE MOSCOW FRONT".

    Russia.

    Various shots of fortifications in the snow-covered streets of Moscow and Tula (munitions town 100 miles south of Moscow) in December 1941. C/U of 'Call to Arms' poster on a street wall. Locals work to dig anti-tank defences in towns. M/S of a new armoured train rolling out of a factory and along the track. New tanks roll out of factories.

    In a field, soldiers stand in the snow and listen to a message from Joseph Stalin being read out. Various shots of Caucasian Cossacks riding through a snow-covered forest and infantry moving through the snow. Tanks are manned and start to roll forward through a barbed wire fence and on through the woods.

    Various shots of Russian artillery of all sizes taking part in the offensive. The armoured train and tanks are seen moving forwards. Russian Air Force planes take off from a snowy airfield. Air to air shots of Russian bombers in flight and dropping bombs that explode in the snow.

    Several shots of the artillery still in action. Tanks advancing. L/S of the cavalry charging with swords drawn. M/S of infantry in bayonet charge. M/S of Nazi prisoners being brought in. After the German retreat we see various shots of wrecked military equipment lying in the snow amongst frozen dead Germans. German prisoners stamp their feet to keep warm in the freezing snow.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1314.15
    Media URN:
    43520
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:05:00 / 01:39:19:00
    Canister:
    42/4

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