Red Army troops liberate their cities in winter offensive.
Russia, Soviet Union, USSR. 1944?
Russian title reads 'With Light the Battle Started'.
Various shots of the Russian artillery barrage at night or possibly dawn. Various shots of the Russian artillery barrage at daytime - Red Army advance to town of Staraya Russa. Russians charging through the snow - troops advancing through field, artillery charging, tanks advancing. Troops passing burned villages, houses burning in background. Various panning shots of the town retaken by the Red Army - long shots of the deserted streets, burned out buildings, left artillery and some tanks lying around etc.
A shot of the map showing advance of the Red Army. Several shots of troops entering another town during advance. Various shots of the civilians greeting the troops. Various shots of the flattened buildings, burnt out houses and desperate people.
More shots of the burned buildings, long lines of crosses on cemeteries, ruins, army advance etc. Some gruesome shots of the dead bodies lying on ground. Several shots of the troops marching.
Towns liberated in this advance are Staraya Russa, Solciy, Dno and Porhov.