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Foreign Correspondents in Rzhev

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Abstract
March 11, 1943. A group of machine gunners in white camouflage coats walk along one of the streets of Rzhev, liberated from the Nazis. View of destroyed houses. View of the German cemetery. Residents of the city - men crawl out of the shelter, walk down the street, carry buckets, cast iron, samovar and other utensils in their hands. A sign on it. language on a post in the city with the inscription "SEUCHEKRANKE RUSSISCHE KRIEGSGEFANGENE - RUSSIAN EPIDEMIC CAPTURES". A group of foreign journalists who arrived in Rzhev after the liberation of the city from the German occupation and the accompanying representatives of the People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs on one of the streets of the city near the destroyed building. Among those present: American writer Edgar Snow (in a leather coat), correspondent for American Radio "Columbia" William Downs (in a leather coat and glasses), correspondent for the Daily Telegraph newspaper Alfred Challerton (an elderly man with a beard), correspondent for United Press Mayer Handler, Chicago Daily News correspondent Nicole David, New York Herald Tribune correspondent Walter Kerr (hat), News Chronicle English correspondent Paul Winterton, NBC radio correspondent Robert Magidov, Daily English correspondent Express ”Paul Holt, English correspondent for the Daily Herald Ronald Matthews (in a Persian fur coat), Australian correspondent for the Australia Consolidation Press agency Godfred Blenden (in a coat with a kangaroo fur collar), correspondent for the American agency Inter Content News Johnny Elsie Wees ; from the Soviet side: head. the press department of the People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs Nikolai Grigorievich Palgunov, the executive assistant of the press department Viktor Vladimirovich Kozhemyako, the commandant of Rzhev, the commander of the 961st regiment of the 274th rifle division, Lieutenant Colonel Pyotr Viktorovich Dodogorsky and the representative of the command, Colonel Dmitriev. Foreign correspondents make notes in notebooks, talk with partisans of the Rzhevsky region Kalinin, Komarov and Lebedev (in padded jackets), walk through the destroyed city of Rzhev. General view of the destruction in the city. General view of the destroyed church. Women of the city of Rzhev talk with the writer E. Snow, sit with him by the fire. Foreign correspondents and accompanying persons are walking along the road. One of the journalists tries on German ersatz felt boots, which fly off his feet when walking. Correspondents watch how Soviet sappers defuse mines, remove them from under the snow. Correspondents talk with the deacon of the Old Believer Church Fedot Tikhomirov. F. Tikhomirov tells reporters how the Nazis, before leaving, closed 136 residents of the city in the church, and then mined the temple. For 3 days before the arrival of the Soviet army, people were without food and water. The priest of the temple was shot by the Nazis even earlier, and deacon F. Tikhomirov took his place, speaking to the believers with sermons and conducting prayers for the granting of victory to the Soviet army. Foreign correspondents in a German cemetery. Writer E. Snow at the cross on one of the graves.
Director
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Color
B&W
Film ID
6046
Keywords
the great patriotic war
, allies
, christianity
, international relationships
, cities
, church during the war
Meterage
126,3 м (общ. 449,7 м)
Operators
I. I. Sokolnikov
Other Creators
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Release Date
1943
Sound
No Sound

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