Latest survey of Soviet war effort from New Year onwards includes:- 1. Fighting in Arctic?
Rostov, Russia: GTV and LV Rostov with street activity. SV soldier directing traffic, tram past in b-d. GV cars and lorries along street of Rostov. SV people buying papers. CU people reading papers. LV mother with baby leaving maternity home. CU plaque on maternity home. STV four babies in cots. CUTV baby in cot. LV nurse hands baby out of cot to nurse. LV nurse giving baby to mother in bed. SCUTV mother with baby in bed.
Moscow, Russia: LBV people looking at exhibition of war pictures. CU picture of dead children. CU picture of very young child about a year old dead. CU picture of child with hand raised warding off German bullets. SV five children of one family dead. CU picture of child that was unsheltered in snow for 20 days pan to bandaged feet.
Barlakovo, Russia: GV showing village of Barlakovo with small group round grave. LTV and CU men digging out bodies. LV two lines of bodies on ground and relatives standing round. STV showing dead body. CU dead body pan to wrists tied. STV two bodies tied together. CU old man trying to unstiffen frozen limbs of his dead son. SV showing same man's wife weeping. CU old man crying gets up and walks away. SV woman looking at body buries head on body - crying. SV showing women crying and man, pan walking away. LV bodies in pit.
Agricultural Drive in Recaptured Territory: SV pan showing wrecked guns etc. in desolate field. SV overturned gun. CU wrecked German plane pan to LV men digging out plough. SV men wheeling plough out of wreckage. CU pulling plough out of snow, German wrecked plane in background. [QUERY]
LV horses and plough drives up at repair depot. SV men checking over plough. LV men repairing harness. CU man repairing harness. LV peasant woman showing men where she hid corn. CU peasant woman. SV peasant woman gets into hole in ground and uncovers hole. SV handing up corn in bucket. CU pouring corn into sack. SV and CU showing man listening to engine of tractor. GTV pan showing tractors lined up in the snow.
GV tractors and women lined up in summer time ... LIB. NO. 11153
SCU woman starts up tractor ... LIB. NO. 11153
STV tractor and threshing machine in field ... LIB. NO. 11153
CU corn being threshed ... LIB. NO. 11153
CU Stalin ... LIB. NO. 10997
Big GV column of troops across field ... LIB. NO. 11153
SV towards troops on horse drawn vehicles past camera ... LIB. NO. 11153
LV troops marching along road ... LIB. NO. 11153
Soviet Union; Military - Active; Animals - Domestic; Airforce - Active; Air Raids and War Damage; Rites of Passage; Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Ceremonies - Funerary; Occupied Countries; Exhibitions
Background: Latest survey of Soviet war effort from New Year onwards includes:- 1. Fighting in Arctic Circle, where reindeer draw military sledges. 2. Raids by Soviet bombers, destroying enemy on the ground. 3. Parachute dropping behind.