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Russian News (1944, No. E)

Film | Accession Number: 1995.149.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2350 | Film ID: 946

On the liberation of Vilna, Latvia. Tanks and infantry move down a dirt road past cottages. "Road sign: Litovskaia SSR" [Road sign reads Lithuanian SSR]. Field guns and mortars are loaded and fired. Infantry runs past dead Germans. Soldiers advance from house to house. Flames pour from windows. Tanks pass through the streets. Machine guns are fired from rubble. Telephone wire is strung. Germans leave shattered buildings and surrender; long columns of them are marched to the rear. Troops march past two road signs indicating path to Grodno, Kaunas; and Kaunas Keningsberg. Victorious Russians move through the streets as civilians cheer. Guerrillas, both men and women, return to their homes. Russian officers congratulate them. Road sign indicates "NA [To]: Kaunas/Kenigsberg". Tractor-drawn artillery moves forward.

Russian title transcriptions:
Osvobozhdenie Vil'niusa
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Frontovoi Vypusk
No. 4
Iiul' 1944 goda
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Snimali operatory (cinematographers):
M. Berov E. Lozovskii
G. Golubov V. Mishchenko
A. Krylov B. Frolenko
C. Shkol'nikov
assistent:
F. Fel'dman
Nachal'nikh Frontovoi Kinogrunny:
A. Medvedkin
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Rezhissior (director): L.Varlamov
Voennyi konsul'tant (War consultant): General-Maior S. P. Platonov
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Vypusk
TSentral'noi
Ordena Krasnogo Znameni
Studii
Dokumental'nykh Fil'mov

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:08:41
Event Date
1944
Locale
Soviet Union
Vilna, Lithuania
Language
Russian
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:44:48
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