1944 Baltic: German Retreat And Counter-Attack 250203-08 | Footage Farm



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[WWII – 1944, Baltic States (?): German Retreat And Counter-Attack. pre-Mar44]
Map w/ Baltic States, Ukraine, Poland (parts).
02:35;22 Burning village buildings at night, German troops in camouflage uniforms crossing bridge w/ flames in background. Tilted electric pole w/ cut & downed wires. Silhouettes of troops, tanks; column retreating on dusty road w/ trucks, motorcycles & walking troops. Marching in silhouettes & waving, passing Orthodox church.
02:36:30 Refugees & belongings in horse drawn wagons; LS walking. Army trucks in camouflaged paint passing w/ flames in background. German train retreating tearing up railroad tracks w/ claw on front of backing locomotive, buildings burning around tracks; German soldiers dynamiting intercut w/ officer watching.
02:37:12 LS along river w/ collapsed bridge; troops mining railroad tracks, pan over placed mines, CU laying mine.
02:37:32 LS across river from anti-aircraft position & refugees & trucks crossing on bridge below; heavy smoke-screen w/ German troops in trenches n foreground & Orthodox churches in background. German soldier watching trucks pass; CU heavily burning building w/ black smoke & flames. Dynamited buildings in distance exploding, German troops watch big flames, LS burning town across horizon.
02:38:19 Black or not useful.
02:38:22 German troops unloading Panzer / tanks & trucks from railroad flatcars. Panzers along dirt roads; CU map & finger moving along, officer wearing Iron Cross. Infantry smoking resting in shade w/ tanks parked behind. Eating & soldier drinks from pail.
02:39:24 German troops digging defense trenches, cut brush. Infantry marching w/ machine guns & ammunition, greeted, walking thru reinforced trench. Camouflage mortar, roll up large artillery, adjust. Climb observation tower CUs watching from trenches etc. explosions. Firing artillery, machine guns, throw grenades & tanks advancing & firing. Burning tanks. Propaganda;
WW2; German Counter Attack; Fighting; Battle;
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