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Russian civilians interact with Germans during the Wehrmacht advance

Film | Accession Number: 2005.180.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4262 | Film ID: 2786

Reel 2: 00:39:46 German military vehicles move past damaged abandoned Russian military vehicles in the forest. German soldiers examine an abandoned Russian tank. German soldiers unload crates in a tent encampment in the forest. Pan of Russian civilians with suitcases resting in a field. 00:43:00 City, slow pan, badly damaged. Large, unique white building with rounded top floors. 00:44 Very large group of civilians (thousands) gathered in field. CUs/several angles of a tattered old Russian man speaking with German soldiers resting on a sidewalk; receiving a light for his cigarette; given a drink. A German halftrack full of soldiers pulls a large caliber gun through a muddy field. A German military column moves through a dusty wooded area. Soldiers resting on the side of the road; a soldier cranks a car to start it. CUs of destroyed Russian airplanes. A soldier uses a foot pump to inflate a rubber raft. Alternate views of communications officers in a trench and soldiers carrying the inflated rafts.

Reel 3: 00:50:21 (Repeat of 1777 Reel 3 in RG-60.4260) Views of burning buildings in the distance. Civilians burying soldiers as German soldiers look on. Cross grave markers are hammered in; flowers and helmets are placed on the graves. CU of a helmet with a large hole.

Event:  1941
Soviet Union
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:51:43
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