First-person story (1981)

Documentary №76220, 3 parts, duration: 0:27:06
Production: Nizhne-Volzhskaya newsreel studio
Director:L. Danilov
Screenwriters:Ya. Filippov, L. Danilov
Camera operators:A. Sofjin
Anouncers:L. Zadachin
Sound mixer:I. Smirnov
Other authors:D. Popova


The film is about the revival of Stalingrad from the ruins and the modern appearance of Volgograd, accompanied by the story of a veteran of the great Patriotic war Alexey Nikiforovich Zadachina.

Reel №1

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Fragments of the panorama "Battle of Stalingrad".

Artists create fragments of the future panorama, the faces of artists.

Newsreel of 1942: Soviet artillery fires at the enemy during a counteroffensive near Stalingrad, the battery commander gives the command to open fire.

Aircraft in the sky, anti-aircraft gunners are firing, a downed plane is falling.

The face of one of the artists.

A fragment of the panorama.

The face of a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, a participant in the Battle of Stalingrad, Alexey Zadachin.

Roses on a flower bed in the city park of Volgograd.

Passenger ship "N. Gastello" at the pier.

View of the Volga coast.

View of a part of the city block (from above).

People on the streets of Volgograd.

View of the city block and the bridge over the Volga (from above).

Newsreel of January 1943: view of the ruins of Stalingrad after the end of the fighting.

Destroyed houses in Stalingrad.

Temporary dugouts among the ruins.

Women come out of the dugout on the bank of the Volga in the summer, the face of A. Zadachin.

Restoration of Stalingrad from the ruins, builders at work.

Women's team of masons under the leadership of A. Cherkasova on the construction of a residential building.

The remains of residential and industrial buildings in Stalingrad.

A woman with a yoke on her shoulder walks among the ruins.

The woman goes up to the apartment that has survived among the remains of the house.

Builders-masons at work.

View of the city quarter of Volgograd.

The cameraman is shooting a meeting between A. Zadachin and A.M. Cherkasova.

Cherkasova's face.

View of the building of the Volgograd Opera and Ballet Theater.

Ballet on the stage of the theater.

Fragments of the theater building.

Photo and film shooting of the meeting of veterans, among nakh-Tashin and Cherkasov.

Faces of veterans.

Monument to girls-builders in one of the city parks of Volgograd.

Veteran V. Kharchenkov talks with a cameraman at the foot of Mamayev Kurgan, Kharchenkov's face.

People go to the memorial.

Newsreel of 1939-1940: views of the streets of Stalingrad.

Residential building surrounded by a garden.

Blooming lilac.

Children play in the sandbox in the courtyard of the house.

Children lead a round dance in the square.

People relax on the bench.

View of the square of Fallen Fighters in Stalingrad (top).

A woman with a child on a bench.

View of one of the buildings of the Stalingrad Tractor Plant.

Assembly of tractors at the factory.

The front of the tractor with the factory brand.

The first tractor leaves the factory gates on June 17, 1930.

View of the solemn meeting (above).

Street views of pre-war Stalingrad, people's faces.

Fragment of the newsreel "Lower Volga region" from June 21, 1941.

Military operations of the Soviet troops during the Great Patriotic War.

Anti-aircraft gunners are firing at the fascist planes.

A burning building.

Carrying out the wounded on a stretcher.

Panorama of the destroyed workshop of the plant "Red October".

Kharchenkov talks to the cameraman, Kharchenkov's face.

Production processes in the open-hearth shop of the plant "Red October", the face of the steelworker A. N. Pozdnyakov.

View of one of the streets of Volgograd.

The faces of the workers.

Newsreel of 1942: refugees on the streets of Stalingrad.

Workers during a production meeting.

Calendar: 17.06.1930 1939-1940 1941 11.1942 01.1943 1981

Locations: Volgograd [946] Stalingrad [947] USSR [863]

Seasons: Winter [823] Summer [824]

Reel №2

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New tractors produced by the Volgograd Tractor Plant.

The face of the worker.

Equipment on the site of finished products.

The process of assembling tractors, the faces of the workers.

Crawler tractor comes off the assembly line.

Removal of tractors from the site of finished products.

View of the main building of the production association "Caustic".

The production process in the workshops of the association, the faces of the workers.

The production process of obtaining aluminum in the workshops of an aluminum plant.

People at the fountain, people's faces.

Bricklayer zha work.

Types of construction of a new plant.

Transportation of panels for residential buildings.

Types of power plant.

Panorama of the surrounding area.

The dispatcher is after the dodger.

Internal view of the control room, the scale of control devices.

View of the engine room of the power plant.

An employee monitors the operation of the hydroelectric power station.

Panorama of the hydroelectric power station.

The dry cargo ship "Dauria" under construction at the shipyard.

Welders at work.

Types of cargo ship under construction, anchor overboard.

Cargo ship goes on the Volga, Volga landscapes.

Panorama of the embankment in Volgograd (top).

Tourists on the embankment, passenger ships on the Volga.

Views of the Volgograd river port.

The face of a port employee.

Board of departure of ships.

View of the new building of the river station.

The passenger ship approaches the pier.

Volga landscape.

People relax on the beach, swim in the river.

Urban transport and people on the streets of Volgograd.

Types of city blocks and buildings.

Workers cut through tunnels on the construction of the metrotram-an underground tram, the faces of the workers.

View of the tunnel under construction, surveyors at work.

Types of the building of the editorial office of the newspaper "Volgogradskaya Pravda".

The process of printing the next issue of the newspaper in the printing complex.

Newspaper pages.

Newsreel of 1943: the presentation of the passing Red Banner to the brigade of advanced builders who worked on the restoration of Stalingrad, alternates with shots of residents of modern Volgograd reading newspapers.

Girls wash at the fuselage of the downed German plane, go down the plane of the wing.

Awarding the boy with the medal "For the Defense of Stalingrad" on the school ruler.

The military commissar lifts the boy in his arms, congratulates him with the award.

The children applaud.

A postman girl is walking along a ruined street.

An address written in paint on a broken brick wall.

The military get out of the car.

People on the street read the announcement of a football match.

Players of the Dynamo team (Stalingrad) on the field.

View of the rally in Stalingrad in honor of the final defeat of the Stalingrad group of German troops (above).

The face of A. Zadachin.

Readers ' letters to Volgogradskaya Pravda.

The cameraman is filming the teacher Kurgulina, telling about her life.

Newsreel of 1943: Stalingrad schoolchildren go to the first lesson in March 1943.

Children climb the stairs of the destroyed school.

Children at their desks in a classroom without two walls, types of class.

Teacher P. N. Burova leads the lesson, the children are at their desks.

Women at the movie camera look at old photos in the album.

Calendar: 1943 1981

Locations: Stalingrad [947] Volgograd [946]

Seasons: Winter [823] Spring [825] Summer [824]

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Letters from readers of "Volgogradskaya Pravda" on the table.

A. Chernetsova talks with the operator of the Lower Volga newsreel studio.

Newsreel of 1943-1944: Chernetsova at work at a telephone exchange in the village of Beketovka, alternates with modern filming of Chernetsova.

View of the wall of a destroyed building in Stalingrad.

Children sort through letters from the front.

View of a part of the destroyed city block.

An ad about finding relatives.

The train is approaching the station.

People at the dilapidated train station.

Passengers get off the train.

Announcement of the football match Spartak (Moscow) - Dynamo (Stalingrad) May 2, 1943.

Girls with a gramophone on the grandstand of the stadium.

People go to the stadium.

Episodes of a football match, fans in the stands.

People with bouquets of flowers.

View of the stadium in the village of Beketovka (top).

Participants of the rally during a minute of silence in memory of the fallen athletes of Stalingrad.

The face of Kolosov A.D., a former midfielder of the Dynamo team (Stalingrad).

Memorial plaque with the names of the victims.

The faces of the rally participants, a panorama of the stadium (above).

People on the streets of Volgograd.

Indoor view of the indoor market, flower trade.

Types of city streets.

A woman with a child is walking across the square.

View of one of the squares.

Newsreel of 1943-1944: sappers remove mines and unexploded ordnance from the ruins of the city.

Unexploded ordnance recovered from the rubble and stacked in piles.

The explosion of a mine on the street of Stalingrad.

The eternal flame burns.

Honor guard of the Unarmatians at the eternal flame, the faces of the Unarmatians.

Roses by the eternal flame.

View of a part of the city block.

Views of the statue of the Mother Motherland on Mamayev Kurgan, veterans carry a wreath.

People go to Mamayev Kurgan, a soldier in the guard of honor.

A veteran with a granddaughter.

The face of one of the veterans.

Views and fragments of the memorial complex on Mamayev Kurgan, people go to Mamayev Kurgan.

Newsreel of 1942: Soviet troops are fighting in the area of Stalingrad.

Street battles in the city, gunners are firing at the enemy.

Burning German tank.

Monument to the hero of the Battle of Stalingrad Mikhail Panikakha.

Fragment of the panorama "Battle of Stalingrad".

Zadachin examines the panorama.

Newsreel of 1941: Soviet and German troops are fighting street battles in Stalingrad.

The anti-tank gun crew takes a position in the window opening.

The building of a mill destroyed during the fighting and not restored.

View of the part of the city block with the mill building.

Fragments of the statue of the Mother Motherland and the memorial on Mamayev Kurgan, the face of A. Zadachin.

Panorama of Volgograd, view of the station building (top).

Calendar: 1942 02.05.1943 1943-1944 1981

Locations: Volgograd [946]

Seasons: Autumn [826] Summer [824] Winter [823]

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