Soviet parade; beach; Kharkov Trial verdict; US soldiers in Paris
- Film Title
- Universal Newsreel outtakes
- Event Date
Kharkov, Soviet Union
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Title: UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL. SOVIET PARADES ITS ARMED MIGHT IN RECORD REVIEW. MOSCOW, U.S.S.R.
Infantry units march in formation in Moscow’s Red Square. Soviet officers salute from platforms above. Narrator describes this as the “greatest display of might and power ever staged by Soviet Russia.” Artillery, motorcycles and tanks speed by, all meant to show the success of Russia’s mass production. Josef Stalin speaks and looks at the planes of the Russian Air Force flying in formation above. The narrator declares the parade “an assurance to communists and a warning to Russia’s enemies.”
Men and women in bathing gear line up outside of tents: “GLACE” and “MJOLK.” A woman pays for a treat in a brown paper bag. Family around a small table on the grass. Other people lounge. Beach-goers wade in the water and take kayaks out. Two young women in bathing suits emerge from a white tent and run into the water. Two men emerge from a beach camper in robes. They briefly speak and then walk away.
Scenes from the Kharkov Trial in December 1943 with narration from "We Accuse". The crowd attentively listens and watches as Russian traitor Mikhail Bulanov delivers his plea of guilt. The narrator reads the end of Bulanov’s speech in which he refers to the Germans as “fascist barbarians” and says that he “committed the crimes under the threat of German arms.” The military tribunal finds Bulanov and the three German prisoners of war, Wilhelm Langfeld, Hans Rietz, and Reinhard Retzlaff, guilty. From a podium the judge reads the sentence of death for the four men. A large crowd gathers in a square. They watch as Bulanov and the three POWs are led up to the gallows. The four men are hanged at once. The narrator declares the Kharkov trial “the beginning of justice, a promise of wider justice to come.”
Soldiers march down the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe in the BG. Infantry units marching in different locations. Soldiers on a city street take cover from their enemy while preparing to fire. A grave with a cross inscribed, “LT JAMES F. CROWLEY.” Soldiers walk through a field of graves marked by identical white crosses. Young men and women in a classroom. Children run outside as the narrator announces “the extermination of fascism and all its evil-doers for all time is the only basis for an enduring peace.” He declares this “the pledge to the dead and the living.”
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