• Short Summary

    Large scale military manoeuvres in Russia.

  • Description

    Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    Various shots of large scale Red Army manoeuvres in Russia involving planes, antiaircraft guns, tanks, infantry, light and heavy artillery, mine sweepers etc. Voiceover explains the military tactics as well as glorifies the skill of the Red Army men. Russian intertitle explains that now is the time for the final attack. Various shots very fast advance of artillery across the field and taking positions. Various shots of the artillery, ambulances, tanks, transport cars being camouflaged with tree branches, grass, nets etc. Voiceover poetically talks about eagerness of the working class men to protect the country. Several shots of the officers inspecting the troops positions. Several shots of the troops receiving food and eating.

    Russian voiceover.

    There are other items with the same title THE RED ARMY - 1940 which most likely belong to the same film. Film shows and explains battle tactics of the 1940 and was used for teaching in Russian military schools. It is also a great propaganda item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:14:00 / 01:33:24:00
    UN 293 A

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