A short propaganda film about creation of Red Army made for its 25th anniversary.
Ukraine, Soviet Union, USSR.
Several shots of the burning villages in Ukraine - desperate women crying. Various shots of the German and Russian Generals, including Hindenburg, walking towards camera - the signing of the first Brest-Litovsk treaty between Germany and independent state of Ukraine - treaty is later annulled. Germans occupied Kiev in March 1918 - says voiceover. Various shots of German troops marching through Pskoff.
Various shots of the revolutionary slogans and Russian revolutionary troops on the move. Several shots of Lenin addressing a huge crowd of people. Lenin and Trotsky believed that Ukraine is integral part of the USSR and considered it their duty to take it back. Great shots of thousands of rifles with bayonets on, high in the air. Those are similar, if not the same, as those of entering Winter Palace during the October Revolution. Still photograph of Lenin and Stalin.
Various shots of the Russian communist troops on move - marching to station, loading arms and equipment on train, getting on train, train moving to 'liberate' Ukraine.
Still photograph of Lenin is juxtaposed with still photograph of a document - Lenin has signed a historic document announcing the creation of Red Army. Still photograph of very young Stalin.
Various shots of the troops, cavalry, men in trenches etc. Various shots of masses of Red Army troops, cavalry and artillery charging across the fields. Several shots of the Red Army troops retaking Kiev. Voiceover informs - 1919 Red Army marched into Kiev, they liberated Ukraine. Various shots of the Red Army troops marching through crowded streets of Kiev. Intertitle reads 'Year 1943 - Long Live 25th Anniversary of the Red Army'.