Romanian Marshal Antonescu visits German and Romanian troops on the Eastern Front
- Event Date
Odessa, Soviet Union
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Romanian Field Marshal Ion Antonescu deplanes from his JU-52 transport airplane in the Eastern front and shakes hands with Gen. von Manstein in fall or winter 1941 (note gloves and overcoat). Scene of airfield, airplane, line of troops with rifles, men salute and shake hands. Antonescu and other high officers review troops (German and Romanian), cavalrymen next to horses, and weapons. They inspect cannon in a trench.
04:05:06 Antonescu reviews troops in a field, possibly in Bessarabia in 1941 (summer?). He is escorted by German General Erich von Manstein. Presenting awards and medals, troops marching.
04:07:01 Probably in Odessa, Antonescu reviews Romanian troops in 1941 (summer?). Welcoming parade with a military band and troops marching. Presenting awards and medals. General von Manstein presents Antonescu with a book. Antonescu boards his Junker JU-52 aircraft. A cresent moon and man's head wearing a fez are painted on the center engine on the airplane. Antonescu peers out the window.
First five minutes of the footage repeats from 04:10:00 to 04:15:30.
Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:01
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