• Short Summary

    Military manoeuvres on a large scale in Russia.

  • Description

    Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    Various shots of the large scale Red Army manoeuvres in Soviet Union. Red Army infantry, light artillery, heavy artillery and planes are seen in action. Several shots of high ranking officers inspecting the troops positions and overlooking the manoeuvres.

    Various shots of the infantry men crossing the stream in order to break into enemy lines. Men are seen cutting the barbed wire and sneaking onto enemy territory whilst others surround them and wait for the attack. A dog (Alsatian) is used as a currier - carrying messages from one position to another.

    Close up shot of a map showing the plan of the attack - surround the enemy, break into their lines and destroy it from inside and out. Various shots of the final action - planes, tanks, artillery and infantry on the move.

    Russian voiceover and music.

    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:
    01:07:17:00 / 01:17:19:00
    UN 292 A

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