SOVIET MISSILE SILO Uniformed soldiers descend into an ICBM silo; a soldier wearing a headset turns dials on a control panel; a missile in a launch silo is viewed looking from the base skyward, and a missiles fiery launch from a silo into the stratosphere is seen.
SOVIET BATTLE - 2 Fighter jets fly in the sky; explosions occur on the ground; aerial shots of tank convoys engaged on the battlefield; armed infantry troops run alongside tanks shooting their weapons.
TEMPORARY SOVIET BRIDGES Non-amphibious Soviet armored vehicles cross a river in long convoys using temporary bridges upon which uniformed soldiers are posted. A battle continues as the vehicles cross, jets fly across the sky, shells explode and plumes of smoke rise in the air.
SOVIET SOLDIERS ON ALERT Soldiers are in their beds in their dark dormitory. Orders are received to mobilize; a uniformed soldier is seen on the telephone, flipping switches. Lights flash. Soldiers, part of the anti-aircraft defense force of the Soviet Union, are seen running to fighter jets, as tanks on trucks are moved at night. Soldier is seen reading a map on his lap in a truck. Jets are seen in the sky, contrasted against the sunrise.
WWII SOLDIERS COMING HOME - 1 Aerial shots of WWII cargo ships carrying thousands of officers back to the US after the war's end. Beautifully composed shots of soldiers on board entering New York Harbor. POV shots entering the harbor with large, "WELCOME HOME" signs. Low angle shot of thousands of officers waving from the ship's deck.
WWII 'SEPARATION DAY' WWII soldiers at a "Separation Center" completing their duty at a ceremony. A group of uniformed soldiers listen to a commander making a speech. Officers saluting and shaking the commanders hand in front of a large, waving, American flag. The soldiers receiving their certificate of completion. The smiling officers happily waving their hats and certificates in the air. Marching soliers leaving with their certificates.
END OF WWII CELEBRATIONS - 6 Huge crowds of military soldiers, officers and civilians ecstatically celebrating the end of WWII. CU of a soldier laughing. A young, pretty woman declines liquor from a soldier. An officer pours liquor onto his head from a bottle while soldiers unabashedly dance together beside him. Sailors kissing and dancing with women. A group of sodiers and civilian women drive through the crowd, waving, with an American flag.
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:17:00, No Audio
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