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This wartime German newsreel highlights the fateful battle for Moscow, October-December 1941.

The failure of German forces to take the Soviet Russian capital was an important and probably decisive setback for the Axis campaign in the East. Portion of the weekly German newsreel “Die Deutsche Wochenschau” of Nov. 5, 1941.

Contents include: Aerial combat with British planes. The Italian foreign minister and, later, two Turkish generals, visit Hitler’s headquarters. Finnish soldiers fight to take the city of Petroskoi. German forces counter Soviet break-out attempts. German units fight to take the city of Kaluga. Long columns of captured Soviet prisoners. Intense fighting for the city of Borodino. Details of the extensive Soviet defense fortifications of Moscow. Medical aid for wounded soldiers.

With English subtitles. Runtime: 24:08 mins.