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Russia

Series

Series Name
War Pictorial News

Issue

Issue No.
96
Date Released
8 Mar 1943
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Raid on Naples
  2. 2Russia

Story

Story No. within this Issue
2 / 2
Summary
President Kalinin addresses the people of Russia at Christmas time. Children relax round the Christmas tree and watch a display by performing dogs. In the factories, arms are churned out ceaselessly; the workers wish each other a happy new year. Russian fighting men in action in the Russian winter. Shots of the siege and battle of Stalingrad. The German base of Velikie-Lukie falls to Russian offensive. Battle rages, street to street, building to building. Dead Germans lying in the snow. Red Army soldiers relax and play a piano in the snow. More shots of men in action, jumping from tanks, continuing the offensive from town to town. US NATIONAL ARCHIVE ENTRY: 10 min, sd, B&W, 35mm President Kalinin speaks in Moscow. Russian children gather around a Christmas tree. Munitions are produced in a Russian factory. Russian tanks and artillery fire at night. Tanks and infantry move up. German positions are bombed. Russian infantry enter a liberated village passing abandoned German equipment and German corpses in the snow. Civilians embrace their liberators. Anti-aircraft downs a German plane. A rocket barrage is laid down. Record Group 208 Accession III-NAV-262
Keywords
Politics and government; Entertainment and leisure; Weapons; Aviation; Celebrations and festivals; Industry and manufacture; Military
Credits:
Commentator
Rex Keating

This series is held by:

Film Archive

Name
Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive
Email
film@iwm.org.uk
Web
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/film
Phone
020 7416 5291
Fax
020 7416 5379
Address
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
Notes
The IWM also preserves the original nitrate film copies for the World War II period of British Paramount News, Gaumont British News and Universal News.
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