• Short Summary

    Newsbriefs from Russia include ambulance girls leaving for the Front, a nazi deserter joining the Soviet Army, and a German pilot captured after being shot down.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Newsbriefs from Russia.

    Kirov. M/S of ambulance girls and women from other auxiliary forces, the camera pans across them as they are given instructions after their training. L/S as they climb into trucks and are driven away to the Front. They wave as they pass the camera.

    Gorky. M/S of young men under military age who are part of the voluntary rail repair detachment. Various shots as they repair the railway line and carry new sleepers into place. A train drives past on its way to the Front on a repaired line as they dig at the side.

    M/S of armoured train with big iron sides protecting the guns inside. Various shots as the guns start firing. Various shots of enemy headquarters that have been completely destroyed. M/S of dead German soldiers amongst the ruins.

    Budyennovsky. Various shots as Kuban Cossack villagers ride along on horses past the mother of Marshal Budenny, she waves to them. M/S of cavalry charging.

    M/S of Russian soldiers bringing in nazi deserter. His name is Fritz Reiss and has given himself up after reading leaflet dropped by Soviet planes inviting Germans to give themselves up to the Soviet Army. M/S of him handing over his papers. C/U of leaflet. He is accepted and welcomed over, they walk off together.

    M/S of nazi pilot Emil Lochman who has been shot down after machine gunning people in a village. He walks away from his aeroplane and is interrogated by Russian soldiers who examine his Iron Cross, which he won for similar actions in Norway and Greece. M/S of Lochman in front of the interrogators.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:49:00 / 01:12:23:00

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