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  • Short Summary

    Soviet troops in action and at the liberation of Kharkov. Khrushchev makes speech.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and location unclear or unknown.

    Russian Front.

    Very confused footage.

    Long shots of harbour / large river port. Various shots of Russian coastal defences. Artillery is fired, shots of explosions on buildings.

    Various shots of Soviet field artillery being fired. Troops advance under mortar cover. Russian tanks and artillery move forwards.

    VS of dead bodies of German soldiers and abandoned German guns and vehicles.

    VS of Russian troops in landing craft attacking harbour. Shots of Soviet troops fighting. Soldiers raise Red Flag over gates, comrades cheer.

    Russian intertitle.

    Various shots of bomb damaged buildings - some still burning. German speed limit sign in Charkow / Kharkov (in the Ukraine). Various shots of terrible devastation in the city. Various shots of troops in and around the city. People are waving and cheering to greet the troops after the end of German occupation. They are presented with flowers. VS of senior Soviet officer. Newspapers are handed out to eager crowds. Signs in German are torn down.

    VS of people holding a parade to give thanks for their liberation. Shots of senior officers - including General Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev receiving flowers. Khrushchev makes a speech to them.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:56:00 / 01:50:04:00
    UN 808 A

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