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The Epic 15 Hour Soviet TV Documentary Series On Their Nation's "Great Patriotic War" Against The Third Reich, Both Narrated And Hosted In English By The Eminent American Actor Burt Lancaster! The Complete 20 Episode Television Series Approved For Teaching World War II History By The N.E.A., And Produced In Association With American Poet Rod McKuen And New York Times Journalist Harrison Salisbury, With Interviews Featuring Soviet Military And Political Leaders And Heroes Of The Conflict, All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 10 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (1978, Color, 900 Minutes). #TheUnknownWar #TheUnknownWarTVSeries #GreatPatrioticWar #FredWeiner #BurtLancaster #NEAApproved #RodMcKuen #NaziGermany #SovietUnion #EasternFrontWWII #EuropeanTheatreOfWWII #SecondEuropeanWar #EuropeanCivilWar #EuropeanTheaterOfWWII #EuropeanTheatreOfWWII #EasternFrontWWII #WorldWarII #WorldWar2 #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #SecondEuropeanWar #EuropeanCivilWar #RedArmy #RedStar #SovietUnion #USSR #SovietHistory #USSR #Russia #RussianHistory #TVSeries #TelevisionSeries #Documentaries #DocumentarySeries #TVDocumentarySeries #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Epi. 1: June 22, 1941
Epi. 2: The Battle For Moscow
Epi. 3: The Siege Of Leningrad
Epi. 4: To The East
Epi. 5: The Defense Of Stalingrad
Epi. 6: Victory At Stalingrad
Epi. 7: The Battle Of Kursk
Epi. 8: The Arctic War
Epi. 9: The Air War
Epi. 10: The Partisans
Epi. 11: The War On The Seas
Epi. 12: The Battle Of The Caucusus
Epi. 13: The Liberation Of The Ukraine
Epi. 14: The Liberation Of Byelorussia
Epi. 15: From The Balkans To Vienna
Epi. 16: The Liberation Of Poland
Epi. 17: The Allies
Epi. 18: The Battle For Berlin
Epi. 19: The Fight Against Japan
Epi. 20: Soldiers Of The Unknown War
The Great Patriotic War (Russian: Velikaya Otechestvennaya Voyna; Ukrainian: Velyka Vitchyzniana Viyna; Belarusian: Vialikaja Ajcynnaja Vajna) is a term used in Russia and some other former republics of the Soviet Union to describe the conflict fought during the period from June 22, 1941 to May 9, 1945 along the many fronts of the Eastern Front of World War II, primarily between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. For some legal purposes, this period may be extended to May 11, 1945 to include the end of the Prague Offensive. The end of the Great Patriotic War is commemorated on May 9th as Victory Day, a Russian Day of Military Honour, a national holiday commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II and honoring the over 20 million Soviets who died in the war.
World War II: The Eastern Front Of World War II was a theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers against the Soviet Union (USSR), Poland and other Allies, which encompassed Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northeast Europe (Baltics), and Southeast Europe (Balkans) from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945. It was known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union and some of its successor states, while everywhere else it was called the Eastern Front. The battles on the Eastern Front of the Second World War constituted the largest military confrontation in history. They were characterised by unprecedented ferocity and brutality, wholesale destruction, mass deportations, and immense loss of life due to combat, starvation, exposure, disease, and massacres. Of the estimated 70-85 million deaths attributed to World War II, around 30 million occurred on the Eastern Front, including 9 million children. The Eastern Front was decisive in determining the outcome in the European theatre of operations in World War II, eventually serving as the main reason for the defeat of Nazi Germany and the Axis nations. The two principal belligerent powers were Germany and the Soviet Union, along with their respective allies. Though never sending in ground troops to the Eastern Front, the United States and the United Kingdom both provided substantial material aid to the Soviet Union in the form of the Lend-Lease program along with naval and air support. The joint German-Finnish operations across the northernmost Finnish-Soviet border and in the Murmansk region are considered part of the Eastern Front. In addition, the Soviet-Finnish Continuation War is generally also considered the northern flank of the Eastern Front.
The Unknown War (Russian: "The Great Patriotic War") is an American documentary television series. The 20-part series documents the World War II conflict between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The show was produced and syndicated for international distribution by Air Time International, and the executive producer was Fred Weiner. Each episode is about 48 minutes long, similar in format to The World at War documentary series. The footage was edited from over 3.5 million feet of film taken by Soviet camera crews from the first day of the war during Operation Barbarossa on 22 June 1941 through the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in August 1945. Most of these films have never been seen outside this documentary series. The series is hosted by Academy Award winner Burt Lancaster, who spent three weeks in eight cities in the USSR for location filming. Film footage from Soviet archives comprises a major portion of the series, supplemented by film from both the United States and British archives. Appearing in exclusive interviews would be Russian Commanders like Georgi Zhukov and Vasily Chuikov. Other interviews shot for the series included Soviet general secretary Leonid Brezhnev and Averell Harriman, who was U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union during World War II. The series was produced with Soviet cooperation after the release of The World at War. Fred Weiner believed that a TV series featuring never before seen footage of the battles on the Eastern front would be of great interest to viewers and worldwide TV stations. Released in 1978, The Unknown War promoted the scope of the Soviet participation against Nazi Germany. The program was purchased first by German TV and quickly thereafter by TV stations in New York and Boston. Eventually the program was purchased by approximately 75 American TV stations and over 50 foreign broadcasters. After the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, several American TV stations, responding to public outcry, temporarily halted airings.