Ostland Woche № 25339 (1944)

Newsreel №63331, 2 parts, duration: 0:14:56, black-white
Production: UFA

Reel №1

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In Tallinn, an international Olympiad.

View of the stadium, flags of the participating countries.

The stands are filled with people.

On the field there are rows of athletes, a group of girls dressed in national costumes.

At the opening of the Olympic Games are the officials, including the Commissioner General Littsman Estonia, Mäe CEO, SS Oberführer Soosaa.

The opening speech says the head of Osman sport.

Hyalmar Mäe acts from the stands.

Passes awarding memorable signs outstanding athletes of the past.

At the stadium are the youth groups with folk dancing.

The Olympics, running men and women.

The audience clap.

Football match, moments of the game, clogging goals.

Among the spectators sit soldiers.

June 21, 1941, Berlin.

Early in the morning, at 5.30 am local time.

Wilhelm-Platz, Reich Chancellery.

Goebbels enters the room, he read out a statement of the Fuhrer about the "conspiracy" between the USSR and Britain and Germany on the decision to launch military operations against Russia.


The press conference for foreign journalists, the statement Ribbentrop.

In European countries it begins voluntary recruitment into the army against Bolshevism.

Estonian SS Battalion marches before the commander.

In Tallinn ranks of volunteers in the area of ​​civilian and military clothing.

Close up of a patch on the sleeve, "Estland".

Ukrainian volunteers, SS badges.

Slogan. "For Ukraine, for freedom, for honor, for glory»

In Lviv, the Ukrainian squad marches.

Soldier near Banner Volunteer Battalion of the Slovaks.

Officers bypass operation.


Volunteer of the French march through the area.

Patch Belgian battalion "Wallonia", marching Belgian volunteers holding flowers.

German generals bypass the guard of SS Legion.

Those volunteers.

French general bypass operation.

Conducted at the station, the train volunteers.

A poster with the face of a German soldier.

Soldiers marching down the dusty road.

Rewarding soldiers Iron Crosses.

Meeting officers over the map on the ground.

Soldiers from the Gunners firing points.

Shooting from guns, cannons.

Explosions and fires in the area.

Channel Map Channel.

At the invasion front.

Combat activities of German aviation.

At the airport the aircraft equipment prepared for departure.

One of the German night fighters shot down 100 enemy machines.

Close-up of a pilot, he smiles.

Take off aircraft guns on the background.

Traces in the sky.

Anti-aircraft battery in a battle with British and American planes.

Tracer bullets.

The plane falls to the ground, its fragments.

Pilots take captive searched.

Burning the French city of Le Havre.

The announcer says that "the liberators of France" without regret turned everything to ashes and ruins.

Frustrated city conflagration.

The return of refugees.

Tens of thousands of French civilians were killed.

Women and children from broken homes, people cry.

On the stretcher the wounded and dead.

Refugees leave the city after the bombing, sit in the trucks, loaded the injured in the machine.

German soldiers rest in a pause between fights.

One reads the letter.

The soldier lies on the mown grass with a pipe in his mouth.

The soldiers eat, smoke.

Key words

Estonia, 1944, World War 2, sports, olympics, state. figures, celebrities, award, folk dances, soldiers
Germany, in 1941, World War 2, Goebbels, the press conference, journalists, state. figures, personalities
Estonia, Ukraine, France, Belgium, in 1941, World War 2, volunteer army, the Waffen-SS, rewarding
France, in 1944, World War 2, the air force, artillery and prisoners of war, fire, ruins, refugees killed
France, 1944, World War 2, rest soldiers

Reel №2

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The officer bypasses system.

Lieutenant-General Meindl, commander of one of the corps of paratroopers (in the suit) comes divisions among the officers talking to a knight of the Order of the Iron Cross knightly degree Major Ondergayste, shakes his hand.

Meindl is leaving the vehicle, the officers escorted him.

Head of Intelligence Detachment says his group combat mission in the street near the house.

A pointer to the town of Saint-Loup, traveling German tanks camouflaged with branches.

After a heavy battle the Anglo-American tanks, which temporarily managed to move forward nearly 10 km have been driven back to their original positions.

They're coming soldiers with weapons and ammunition.

The fighting on rough terrain have a special character.

Soldier with faustpatronom talking, smiling, digging in the road.

Signaller with radio.

German paratroopers moving forward, armed with the means to fight, behind the tanks.

SS soldiers, paratroopers lay in the depths of a dense forest.

Grenadier SS division in readiness to attack.

Officers from the map.

The soldiers are wounded.

German soldiers are waiting for the signal.

Heavy tanks goes forward, followed by the infantry.

Shoot mortars.

The soldiers squatted beside the road, fleeing the attack.

Explosions in the forest.

It is broken and burning tanks in the area of ​​Saint-Loup-type "Sherman".

PNRM. on broken American tanks, anti-tank guns, dead bodies of soldiers lie.

Main road to Saint-Loup, riding cars.

On the side are burning cars, tanks, broken tools.

Along the way are the French prisoners, sitting near the house.

The German bombers were preparing to attack.

Meeting at the headquarters.

They drive up to the aircraft missiles.

In addition to the bombers, heavy artillery in the attack involved the crews speedboats.

Pilots preparing for the night flight.

Cannons fire at night.

Burning of the enemy transport ship.

With the boat sent a torpedo.

Burning ship.

Key words

France, in 1944, World War 2, military leaders, personalities, bungee jumping forces, intelligence, tanks, infantry, SS troops, wounded, killed, prisoners
The Western Front, 1944, World War 2, the air force, artillery, naval

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