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Leningrad liberated

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.147.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0875 | Film ID: 23

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    Leningrad liberated


    Reel 1. Titles: "Soviet Newsreel"/ "10"/ "Moscow"/ "February 1944"/ "Directed by I. Kopalina"/ "Leningrad is liberated from the enemy blockade" Various shots of Leningrad in winter. Title: "This is an unforgettable night for Leningrad" Dark LS of cannons firing, cut to view of fireworks over the city. CUs smiling civilian faces in crowd. Wide pan across spot lit crowd. Low MS of woman against backdrop of fireworks. Daytime, pan across civilians reading message of thanks to the Leningrad front posted on a building side.

    03:48:26 Titles: "Reporting on Leningrad's liberated ground" Battlefield strewn with corpses, several CUs of corpses. Pan from corpses to marching Soviet troops. Map highlighting Novgorod. ELS of vacant looking Novgorod. Various WS of soldiers carefully moving across ruined bridge. Prewar stills of historical palace-like structures contrasted with footage of the same structures in ruins.
    Event:  1944 February
    Leningrad, Soviet Union
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
    Director: I. Kopalina

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    03:45:40:00 to 03:51:31:00
    Film Format
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 23 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 23 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 23 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 23 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the Imperial War Museum in London in May 1995.
    Newsreel continued in story RG-60.0876
    Film Source
    Imperial War Museums
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2235
    Source Archive Number: RND 10 R1
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-07 12:12:11
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