Monday, 11 July 2011

Counter-attacks on the Dniepr late 1943

For your delectation another period newsreel showing troops desperately attempting to hold the positions in Ukraine.

Following the post-Kursk retreat, the first major pause was at this river line.  A formidable waterway, the Dniepr would have made a great defensive position.  However, the fortifications were not built and GröFaZ insisted upon holding the "essential" Dniepr bend - resulting in the usual mess.

Some great shots of troopers advancing behind a Tiger I and much more - enjoy!


  1. Interesting. These old newsreels contain some great shots. Although I wonder how much was staged for the camera.

  2. There is a good deal of "stock" footage out there but I suspect a lot of this was taken on the spot.