• Short Summary

    Russians fighting Germans in and around Stalingrad.

  • Description

    Full title reads: 'THE GREAT RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE - LATEST FROM THE STALINGRAD FRONT".

    Stalingrad, Soviet Union (USSR).

    MS Group of marine officers talking over a map. Various shots of marines climbing aboard landing craft on the Volga near Stalingrad. Various shots of marines landing on shore further along the Volga for a rear attack on the enemy. They use smoke screen for protection and gun fire from small flotilla.

    Various shots of Russian tanks and light artillery in action north-west of Stalingrad. Various shots of tank crews in crash action boarding their tanks and going into battle. They advance through shells bursts, infantry follows up behind.

    Various shots of the Russian planes in action. Several air shot of the territory as the bombs land. More shots of the planes bombing German positions. More shots of the tanks, antiaircraft guns and field guns in action. Burning wreckage of German plane on field.

    Close up shot of map of Russia pointing out Stalingrad. Various shots of Russian soldiers fighting in and around Stalingrad, they move from house to house to avoid German bullets. MS. German prisoners being taken. Various shots of Russian sniper in action - he shoots a couple of Germans. More shots of fighting around the buildings.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1071.06
    Media URN:
    37813
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:22:00 / 01:15:45:00
    Canister:
    43/1

Comments (2)

  1. Dmitri Turenkov says

    Hello,

    In the present video, "The great Russian offensive", I believe I caught a glimpse of my grandfather, the commander of 1st battalion of the 3rd Guards Heavytank Brigade. As he launches the signal rocket, tanks deployed in battle order rise uphill and lead the major offensive which took place on September 5th, 1942. I am quite certain that the episode with the attacking KVs lacks a few frames in the begginning, the tank commanders of grandfather's battalion gathered around a map for a pre-offensive briefing. I have a photo, possibly a frame, of that episode. Would you kindly check with the source of the video to confirm that the video you have published comes in full lenght. Also, may I ask you to provide me with the original, Russian, title of this documentary.

    Many kind regards,
    Dmitri

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  2. bethpage89 says

    4:56 \".....Soviet newsreel footage ostensibly shows soldiers advancing past a knocked-out Panzer IV. It was actually filmed at the Sudoverf plant in Arsenyev Street in the industrial suburb of Krasnoarmeysk, over 20 kilometres south of the main city and six kilometres from the nearest front line. The filming was carried out in mid-October......The building on the right was the factory\'s fire-station.\" --Mark Holoboski. --Building identified by Alexander Trofimov.

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