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German invasion of Poland and USSR

Film | Accession Number: 2008.311.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4714 | Film ID: 2864

Title: The German Invasion of Russia Autumn of 1941. American narration describes the German invasion of the USSR. Fires and other devastation in USSR; Soviet POWs. Germans attack Poland in 1939. Clips of battle footage (from German newsreels) while the narrator enumerates the countries invaded by the Nazis. German bombers attack USSR. A German soldier tears down a banner containing a portrait of Stalin. A German soldier raises a barrier at the border. German soldiers enter the USSR on bicycle, foot and on tanks. Bombs dropped on Soviet territory. Nice shot of a long line of German tanks disappearing into the distance. The tank in the rear has a swastika painted on it. Camouflaged infantry. German animated map showing the invasion route. Long-range artillery and bombing of an unnamed Russian city. Sense of overwhelming force. More battle footage.

Film Title
Film Bulletin
Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:08:43
Event Date
1939-1941
Locale
Poland
Soviet Union
Language
English
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 13:45:20
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