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Germans and Russians meet at Brest-Litovsk

Film | Accession Number: 2009.357.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4874 | Film ID: 2888

Polish tanks and other weapons destroyed or captured by the invading Germans. A pile of captured gas mask and a pile of rifles. Panning shot of dead horses and wrecked military vehicles in and near the Vistula River. German and Russian forces meet at Brest-Litovsk. Junior officers of both Armies salute and shake hands, while German soldiers hand out cigarettes to the Soviets. A Sovier officer hands a German officer a document written in Cyrillic. Soviet and German troops line a road and watch formations from both armies drive past. General Heinz Guderian and General Semyon Krivoshein salute the passing troops. Quick shot of civilians waving to the troops. MCUs of Guderian and the Krivoshein. The two men face each other, shake hands, and salute.

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:01:54
Event Date
1939 September
Locale
Brest-Litovsk, Poland
Language
German
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Transit Film
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Record last modified: 2018-05-08 12:48:12
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