• Short Summary

    Soviet newsreel: Red army advances west, capturing enemy base near Smolensk.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Soviet newsreel item - Red Army advancing west, reaching Smolensk (Russia, USSR, Soviet Union).

    Cyrillic title: "Western Front".

    Various shots Russian tank units and infantry advancing through snowy forest. Troops where white snow camouflage. Various shots troops firing field guns. Good shots battle - soldiers carry wounded comrades on their back. Infantry take enemy base (named in commentary "M"). Dead Germans soldiers lie around log cabin base. Panning shot abandoned enemy army vehicles.

    Various shots Soviet soldiers searching cabin for mines. A soldier finds mine attached to a cat by a wire - if the animal moves the mine blows up. The soldier releases the cat and defuses the mine. Various shots soldiers showing refugee children their tank. Refugees return home. Infantry and tanks continue to advance.

    Russian voiceover and music.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:03:34:00
    UN 232 A

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