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German Field Marshall and Generals confer

Film | Accession Number: 2005.180.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4265 | Film ID: 2787

Reel 1: 00:33:13 German transport vehicles lined up and being checked/worked on. Piles of wagon parts, wheels, skis/skids, snowshoes, sleds/sleighs. Horse-drawn cart struggles through a muddy field. Table with a crate of dynamite "Monachit", soldier prepares fuses, explosive devices. Soldiers use explosives to break up ice on a river. Views of destroyed bridges. German Field Marshal (Günther von Kluge?) leaving a building with other Generals, departing by car. 00:41:36 Close side view of handshake. FM flag on car, drives off. Soldiers cross a temporary wooden bridge. German soldiers use pickaxes to break up the ground (unclear why?). Soldiers make ammunition belts for machine guns. A soldier fires his gun towards shapes in the distance. A soldier has his shoulder bandaged. Two soldiers come running with a stretcher. CUs of soldiers in a trench, carry a wounded soldier off. German soldiers gather around a field kitchen.

Reel 2: 00:45:47 Camouflaged vehicles. Panning shot of a tree line. Russian men and women walking through the streets of a damaged city. CUs of some of the civilians, men on a wagon, a woman holding a baby, three men sitting on a step. An old Russian woman walks down the street, CU of her face. An old Russian man stands on a sidewalk. A large mass of dead Soviet soldiers lie in a trench. Panning shot of a battlefield, severed human leg, bunker. German soldiers work in a trench. CU of a soldier loading a machine gun. Different shots of a battlefield/debris. Smoke rises in a city with a domed church visible. CUs of burning city. Men and horses/wagons move through the destroyed city. German soldiers scavenge through a debris-filled train yard. CU of a burning factory. Soldiers delouse their uniforms using a barrel and fire. Different shots of soldiers moving through a trench; CU of a map. A plane (Russian?) flies over as German soldiers fire at it. Military vehicles struggling through mud.

Event:  1942
Soviet Union
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:04:13
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