Good footage of the rebuilding of Stalingrad beginning after the war.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.
Stalingrad (Volgograd Oblast), Russia - April 1947.
Stalingrad, scene of the wars greatest siege, begins to rebuild. M/S Statuary, depicting ring of children dancing, contrasts strangely with the devastation in the background. People walking along the streets amid rubble. M/Ss of families at the entrance to their cave homes. C/U of head of a small Russian boy wrapped in a shawl.
M/Ss of war correspondents walking round the city. A camel draws a peasant and his heavily laden cart. German POWs walking along street and at work, busy repairing roads and clearing rubble. C/Us of POWs looking sullen.
People and children amongst ruins. C/Us of Russian children. Russian children skipping amid flattened ruins. New workers flats just seen in background.
War correspondent walks about a rebuilt tractor factory. Women seen at work in the factory. Several shots of a busy market scene, with Russian housewives buying from stalls. Several C/Us of people at the market, including a nice shot of an old man with a long white beard and Cossack hat.