• Short Summary

    The Russians advance discovering atrocities committed by the Germans.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Hun on the Run.

    Russian troops rides past burning houses left by retreating Germans. Trucks ride through in convoys. M/S in Taganrog where people dig out bodies of civilians buried in antitank ditches after they were executed by the Germans. They are carried away on stretchers. Various shots as women cry and touch the bodies. Various shots of Ukrainian girls coming out from behind barbed wire compounds where they were waiting to be shipped to Germany. Various shots of them as they shake hands with Russian soldiers. Various shots as the bodies of young miners are brought up from the pit shaft where they were thrown after they had been killed by the Germans for refusing to join them.

    Various shots of captured German newsreel footage showing the demolition of railway lines as they retreat. Various shots as the Germans withdraw with their supplies. Russian guns fire constantly. Stuka dive-bombers are brought in, various air to air shots of them and explosions below. M/S of Germans sailing away on a small boat to Crimea.

    Various shots of guns firing and German armament factory being destroyed. Russians advance. Various shots of the first train to run from Moscow to Kharkov in two years. Various shots as liberators are welcomed by locals as they advance further. Various shots of victory guns going off in Moscow and their flares lighting up the sky.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1350.11
    Media URN:
    44500
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:01:00 / 01:22:19:00
    Canister:
    44/8

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