The Gryunvald's Lessons.. (1960)

Film-document №5409 2 parts, Duration: 0:16:40, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Babushkin Ya.


Dedicated to the 550th anniversary of the Slavic and Baltic peoples' alliance to struggle against the German knights of the Teutonic Order.

Historical background

In 1960, celebrated 550 years since the historic event - the Battle of Grunwald, where in 1410 united Polish, Russian, Lithuanian and Czech soldiers smashed the Teutonic Knights.

Temporary description

The film is dedicated to 550 anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald. Poland. Map of Poland (animation). City Tannenberg and the village of Grunwald. Grunwald field (general and medium-sized plans). Fragments of the feature film "Alexander Nevsky". Illustrations on the Battle of Grunwald shot using animation. Portrait of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order Ulrich von Jungingen. Portrait of the Polish chronicler Jan Dlugosz. Tomb U. von Jungingen. Chronicle. Second World War. 1939. Parade of German troops. A. Hitler on the podium. The entry of German troops on the territory of Poland: the barrier of the Polish-Germanic border, a German soldier disrupts Polish coat of arms; burns Warsaw; punitive actions of the German forces against the civilian population. 1941-1945 year. The fighting German troops in the territory of the USSR. Formation of the Czechoslovak and Polish connections. Division name of Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Fighting in the Polish and Soviet troops on Polish territory. Soviet and Polish troops come to the liberated city. Residents welcome the Deputy Commander in Chief of the Polish Army A. Zavadsky. Member of the Polish Workers' Party B. Gomulka as a partisan. Explosions, fires. German soldiers blow up railway track, bridge. Soviet and Polish soldiers in the ranks in the Polish flag. Poland. Landscapes. Landscape shores of the Baltic Sea. Meeting on the 15 th anniversary of the Polish People's Republic in the city of Szczecin. Stands Khrushchev. On the podium among those present: W. Gomulka. The rally in the city of Katowice, in the Grunwald field. East Germany. Landscapes. Production processes at the plant, mine the Ernst Thalmann, a construction site. Street East Berlin. The border between East and West Germany. West Germany. Parade supporters of the policy of revenge. Adenauer adopt parade. The movement of military vehicles.

Reel №1

Animation: Map of Poland, with the details on her town and village of Tannenberg, Grunwald.

Grunwald field today: branched birch, flowers, the sky in the clouds.

Images from the film "Alexander Nevsky" (Battle of the Ice on Lake Peipus 05/06/1242).

Footage depicting the capture of the Teutonic Order, the Slavic lands, the brutal massacre of the Slav peoples.

Pictures showing the preparation and conduct of the Battle of Grunwald (removed from engravings, drawings).

Granite stone over the grave of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order Ulrich von Yungingena.

The tops of the trees.

Newsreel 1939-1945.:

Hitler on the podium (says).

Pass the German troops, the German planes flying.

Germans on Polish soil.

Burning Warsaw.

Germans on Russian soil.

Footage of battle.

Formation in the Soviet Union of Czechoslovak and Polish troops.

The battle near the village of Lenin, which involves the division of Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

Reel №2

Newsreel 1944-1945.:

Poland's liberation from the Nazis by the Soviet Army and the Polish.

Residents welcomed the incoming troops and guerrillas A. Zawadzki.

W. Gomulka in the partisan headquarters.

The retreating Germans explode and burn everything in its path.


Summary of the Soviet Information about taking Tannenberg.

The Polish flag Soviet and Polish soldiers.

Text of the treaty of friendship between the Soviet Union and Poland.

Polish landscape: the fields, the river, the Baltic Sea to the port, industrial landscape.

Landscape - village (GDR) - the train.

Peace work at factories.

Laughing children.

The border between East and West Germany.

West Germany: Bonn marching troops, carrying missiles and weapons

Adenauer takes parade.

Portraits in newspapers Minister of Defence of Germany Strauss, minister of internal delegate Schroeder and Foreign Minister von Brentano, and their statements against the Soviet Union.

Meeting in Szczecin (Poland) during the 15th anniversary of the Polish People's Republic.

Stands located at that time in Poland, NS Khrushchev.

The meeting at the Grunwald field.

Bowl with unquenchable fire.