• Short Summary

    An item showing Russian forces in action against the Germans.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Soviet's forces in action. First official pictures.

    Various shots of army recruits marching. Various shots of conscripts lined up. Various shots of guerilla fighters as they are issued with guns and grenades in a wood. Various shots as they make their way through the undergrowth. A man rings a bell in a village and people run to shelters as enemy planes fly overhead cattle are driven into the woods. German parachutists descend as Russian men are armed and ride bareback to a clearing where they dismount and seek cover.

    Various shots of Voroshilov, Marshal of the Soviet Union, Marshal Timoshenko and Marshal Budenny in the field with their men. Various shots of Russian pilots getting into their aircraft and taking off in light bombers and single engine monoplanes. Ground to air panning shots of the fighters in flight. Various shots of massive mobilisation of Russian forces. Good shots of Russian tanks driving through field with mines exploding. Pilots get out of their planes, two embrace and kiss, various shots of wrecked nazi planes. A man shaves in the cockpit of his plane. Various shots of dazed looking nazi prisoners getting off a lorry. Various shots as bombs are loaded onto Russian planes which take off. Various good shots as the bombs are dropped on their targets.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:40:00 / 01:52:26:00

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