A show of Russian military might is put on in Red Square after Germany declares war.
Item title reads - Germany tears up another 'scrap of paper.'
Footage of Ribbentrop arriving for meeting the previous year to sign pact of nonaggression. Aerial view Moscow. Various shots of Moscow Airport, flying the nazi flag from the airport buildings. Joachim Von Ribbentrop shakes hands with an official.
M/S of newspaper headlines saying Germany is at war with Russia. M/S of Soviet Ambassador to Britain, Ivan Maisky, M/S of him outside Foreign Office. General shots of a street in Moscow. Various shots as troops march across Red Square during the huge May day military parade in Moscow. M/S pan with motorcyclists in the parade. Various shots of heavy and light artillery parading across the square. High angle shots of the parade with armoured units moving across the square. Various shots of tanks in the parade.
C/U's of Russian sailors. M/S mobile A.A. guns in the parade. Ground to air shot of a flypast of fighters and bombers in a star formation. C/U Joseph Stalin standing on the platform over Lenin's tomb and waving. Various shots of a mass parachute drop. C/U Stalin.