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Russo-Finnish War; Germans advance to Russia

Film | Digitized | RG Number: RG-60.1965 | Film ID: 4267

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    Russo-Finnish War; Germans advance to Russia


    Russian air raids on Finland during Russo-Finnish War 1939-1940 and subsequent advance into Finland from Norway. German troops advance to Kaunas, Lithuania from Prussia with tanks and artillery. Russian prisoners are questioned. German troops cross river in steamboat and receive flowers from civilians. German troops move to Dunaburg, Latvia; Russian prisoners, including a woman soldier, are taken in street fighting. Cavalry and artillery advance and blast Russian strong point: prisoners are taken. Dead Russian crewmen lay beside wrecked tanks and vehicles near Bialystok, Poland. German motorized column crosses pontoon bridge, shell Russians and capture prisoners. Tanks advance through blazing village followed by cavalry; infantry fires. Russian prisoners are marched to rear. Russian bunker is shelled.
    Event:  1941 June
    Kaunas, Lithuania
    Bialystok, Poland
    Dunaburg, Latvia
    Soviet Union
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Producer: Deutsche Wochenschau

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    This film contains German newsreel footage, the rights to which are held by the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv). Researchers should exercise caution when using newsreel clips from this film, and contact the Bundesarchiv at to find out how to use this footage. The online request form is available at:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Jack Penman donated high definition film transfers of World War II materials from the National Archives and Records Administration to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in April 2017.
    This newsreel may also relate to UTW 566 or DTW 495, as the titles on leader indicate: UFA TON WOCHE, NO. 566 and DEULIG TON WOCHE, NO. 495.
    Film Source
    Jack Penman
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: 200.370
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    2024-02-21 07:54:17
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