• Short Summary

    Great film showing troops of the Soviet Army being recruited and marching off to war.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - location and dates unclear or unknown.

    Russia, Soviet Union (USSR). Film for teaching tactics to Red Army in 1940.

    Russian titles and voiceover.

    GV Russian landscapes and seascapes. VS Russian soldiers in various parts of the nation waiting for invasion. In snow (showing wreckage and damage), in deserts and in mountains.

    VS Russian recruits entering building. They receive their medical checks and after acceptance they emerge as village heroes in their new uniforms. VS of the new soldiers at swearing in ceremonies around the country before the flag.

    MS at one ceremony Marshal Timoshenko officiates.

    MS New soldiers receive their first rifles. VS at tented training camp. Reveille and then the soldiers march through the camp.

    VS Red army troops advancing on foot and on trucks. Guns being pulled by cavalry and fighter air support. Light and heavy artillery being moved forwards for action. Aerial shots of advance and air to air shots of fighters.

    MS Marshal Timoshenko talking with Generals in front line.

    More shots of troops and planes moving forwards.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:43:00 / 01:37:16:00
    UN 290 A

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