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Liberation of Vienna

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Abstract
The film was edited based on the materials of the newsreel filmed in 1945. March 1938. Austria is occupied by Nazi troops. German soldiers are walking along the streets of Vienna. In the spring of 1945, Red Army soldiers cross the Austrian border. The liberation of the occupied territories began. Local residents are greeting Soviet soldiers. The commander of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, Marshal Fyodor Ivanovich Tolbukhin, with the chief of staff, Lieutenant General Semyon Pavlovich Ivanov, and members of the Military Council, Colonel General Alexei Sergeevich Zheltov and Major General Vladimir Makarovich Layok, are developing an offensive plan in the headquarters building. The text of the address of Marshal F.I. Tolbukhin to the inhabitants of Vienna on April 6, dropped from planes. Combat operations of artillery, tankers, infantry. At the command post, the commander of the 21st Guards Rifle Corps of the 2nd Ukrainian Front, Hero of the Soviet Union, National Hero of Yugoslavia, Major General Semyon Antonovich Kozak and the commander of the 69th Guards Rifle Division of the Guard, Major General Kirill Kochoevich Jahua. On April 13, the troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, with the assistance of the troops of the 2nd Ukrainian Front, entered the Austrian capital Vienna. Captured Germans on the streets of the city, among them Major of the SS Gestapo Karl Sokol. Soviet soldiers are distributing food to local residents. Soldier Ivan Antonovich Zozulya shares lard (lard) with the Austrians. The crowns return to their homes; Red Army soldiers and local residents are restoring a bridge over the canal. The military commandant of Vienna, Lieutenant General A.V. Blagodatov welcomes the first president of Austria after World War II K. Renner. The surviving sights of Vienna: St. Stephen's Cathedral (XYI century); town hall building (1883, architect F. Schmidt); Belvedere Palace (E. Savoy Castle, 1716, architect I.L. von Hildebrandt); Vienna Opera (1869, architects Z. von Sickardsburg, E. van der Nyll); the parliament building (1883, architect T. von Hansen) with a sculpture of Pallas Athena (1902, sk.- K. Kudmani, D. Totenhain, H. Härdlt); the house where Franz Schubert lived, the grave of Johann Strauss; a monument to Emperor Franz I (1846, sk. P. Marchesi) in the courtyard of the Hofburg (winter residence of the Habsburgs). Marshal F.I. Tolbukhin with accompanying persons, including the commander of the 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, Lieutenant General Nikanor Dmitrievich Zakhvataev, on the stairs of parliament.
Director
I. Setkin
Color
B&W
Film ID
10274
Keywords
the second world war
Meterage
274
Number of Parts
1
Operators
G.G. Aslanov, B.M. Rogachevsky, D.M. Mamedov, V.I. Afanasyev, I.I. Sokolnikov, K.P. Duplensky
Other Creators
ass. directed by M. Pankin
Release Date
1955
Sound
Has Sound

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