Footage of the Russian advance on the eastern front.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.
Russia troops (Russian newsreel).
Various good shots of Russian pilots being awarded medals by senior officials (possibly French General) at snow covered airbase. C/Us of the pilots.
Russian newsreel item starts with several seconds of titles.
L/Ss of soldier on horseback galloping through snow covered countryside. L/Ss of large tanks. Shots of bomb damaged building. People standing in street talking. More shot of heavy Russian tanks. Soldiers on horseback.
Map of attack plans of Russian army. Various ground to air shot so Russian aircraft in-flight. Good shots of artillery pieces being fired. Good C/Us of shells being loaded. More shots of Russian artillery being fired. M/Ss of destroyed vehicles. M/Ss of soldiers advancing (sound of machine gun fire can be heard). M/S of German soldier lying wounded).
L/S of German soldier surrendering. Several shots of planes in flight, dropping bombs. Large explosion. Artillery pieces being fired. Shots of destroyed machinery and numerous dead soldiers and horses. Nice shots of soldiers with liberated children smiling and laughing. Children clapping. Silhouette of soldiers advancing. L/S of large lake. Several excellent shots of T-34 Russian tanks advancing. Shots of Russian soldier walking through debris of destroyed equipment. More good shots of Russian advance.
Cataloguer's note: Paperwork suggests part of item could have been filmed in Kursk. Item has Russian commentary.