The Katyn Issue.. (1989)

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Danilov L.

Script writers: Uvarov A.


About the tragedy in the Katyn forest in Smolensk Region in 1940 resulted in death of 11,000 Polish soldiers and officers.

Reel №1

The candle burns - CU.

The cross on the grave of Polish soldiers - MS., Shot through the fire

Newsreel 1943:

Drum - CU.

Polish officers - MS.

Drum - CU.

Laying wreaths - MS., PNRM.

Cross with a wreath - MS., PNRM.

Cross with a wreath - CU.

Spade - MS.

Exhumation - LS., PNRM.

Ditch with the dead - MS., PNRM. to the committee members

Committee member - CU.

Exhumation - LS., PNRM.

Soldiers carry the corpse - MS.

Burdenko - CU.

Hands examine the corpse - CU.

Pathologist - CU.

Pathologist performs an autopsy - MS.

Burdenko looks - CU.

Says the nurse - CU.

Writing hand - CU.

Says A. Wajda (simultaneously in Polish) - CU.

Newsreel 1943:

Priest - MS.

Are soldiers - MS.

Priest - CU.

Wreath on the cross - MS.

Are soldiers with banners - MS., LS.

Flowers - MS., PNRM. the cross

Newsreel 1943:

Members of the commission examining the corpses - LS., MS.

Exhumation - LS.

Flips notepad - CU.

Priest - CU.

Sitting members of the commission - MS.

A.Tolstoy - MS.

Said Burdenko - MS.

Committee member - CU.

Dear member of the committee - CU., PNRM. at Burdenko

II Titkov (former head of the driver of the Smolensk NKVD) - CU.

Forest - MS.

The forest is I. Titkov - MS.

Open the gate - MS.

Gate - MS., PNRM.

Fence - MS., PNRM. the castles

I.Titkov says (synchronously) - MS.

Pit in the forest - MS., PNRM.

Titkov says (synchronously) - MS.

Newsreel 1943:

Examination of the skull - CU., MS.

Believe the skull - MS.

I.Titkov says (synchronously) - MS.

Newsreel 1943:

Commission looks dead - MS., PNRM., LS.

Burdenko shows skull - MS., PNRM. on corpses

The forest is Titkov and crew - LS.

Treetops - MS., PNRM. on the fence

Newsreel 1941:

Germans go - MS.

German tank outside Smolensk - CU., LS.

Germans in Smolensk - MS., LS.

Shoots German - MS.

Smolensk street shooting Germans - MS.

Germans in the street burning of Smolensk - MS.

House is on fire - MS., CU.

Katyn Forest fence - LS., Removed from the passage

Article in the newspaper - CU., Hitting

Photo: Ribbentrop Molotov - MS., Departure

PNRM. Says A. Wajda (simultaneously in Polish) - MS.

Map in the newspaper - MS.

Newsreel 1943:

Katyn forest - MS., PNRM.

Pull up machine - MS.

Exhumation - MS.

Ditch with the dead - MS., PNRM.

Members of the commission are viewing the bodies - MS., PNRM.

Corpses - MS.

Examination of the corpse - MS.

Map - CU.

Corpses - CU.

Flowers - CU., PNRM. the cross