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    Leningrad (St Petersburg), Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    Russian title reads "Protect Sacred Tradition of Russian Arms".

    Various shots of the new troops marching through heavily snowed streets of Leningrad.

    Several Red Army officers go to the tomb of Alexander Nevski, great Russian hero. There they swear to serve and protect their country with their lives.

    Various shots of lines of Russian soldiers lined up on the square swearing allegiance to the flag. Lenin's face on the flag.

    Close up shot of the Lenin's face on the flag. Face dissolves into warriors of the past - Alexander Nevski (from Sergei Eisenstein's film) then to Suvorov. More shots of the troops lined up swearing allegiance. Various shots of the troops marching to war. More different troops marching through snowy countryside.

    Russian voiceover and music.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:15:00 / 01:20:58:00
    UN 233 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 0233 A
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    Soldiers Faces Soldiers Faces (Ep.4) The Eastern Front in WW2
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This clip currently has no date range, but I think we can safely say it originates from between 1939 and 1945.

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