German military transports cargo across a river; signs in wooded areas
Reel 3: 00:15:45 Sign indicates tonnage that can be carried by road/bridge, and seems to have the signature of "2.Komp." Vehicles of the IV Panzer Division roll across the bridge. Numerous shots of soldiers transporting cargo/men across a river on a ferry. Civilians present as wagons are unloaded.
Reel 4: 00:18:40 An officer presents a soldier with an Iron Cross as other soldiers look on. 00:20:00 Signs with unit markings and directions. Survey of a destroyed wooded area. CU of a large sign beside the road: "Hier beginnt der Arsch der Welt!" Various signs: "Gehst du von hinnen, denk an Götz von Berlichingen" (a reference to Goethe's famous Götz quote?), "Zur Front", etc. German soldiers resting/guarding a road in a forest. A blockhouse in the forest with a sign reading, "Fahrdienstleiter - Güteranmeldung" (Movements Inspector - Reporting of Goods).
- Film Title
Kämpfe im Nordabschnitt der Ostfront, Russland, Frühjahr 1942 [Fighting in the northern sector of the Eastern Front, early 1942]
- Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
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