Unknown War, The
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The epic World War II series from the Soviet perspective
The Unknown War is a landmark television documentary series about the Soviet struggle against - and ultimate victory over - the Nazi war machine. Hosted and narrated by Academy Award®winner Burt Lancaster, this sprawling series features rare and stunning footage recorded by Soviet camera crews on the front lines, most of it unseen since its original broadcast 30 years ago. From the June 22, 1941, invasion of the Soviet Union to the Russians' victorious march into Berlin in 1945, the devastating battles in the air, at sea and on land are detailed with astonishing images. These stories of heroism, savagery and suffering from what the Russians call "The Great Patriotic War" will shed new light on the Red Army's massive contribution to the Allies' defeat of Hitler in World War II. A Soviet-American collaboration produced in 1978 - during the throes of the Cold War - the 20-part saga was pulled from the air in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Its reemergence should be heralded as an essential addition to the recorded history of World War II.
Interview with writer, performer and composer Rod McKuen who adapted the screenplay and composed the musical score
Analysis by Willard Sunderland, associate professor of Russian History at the University of Cincinnati
|Film Genre||TV Documentary|
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Consumer Advice||War themes|
|Year of Release||1978|
|Primary Format - Movies/TV||DVD|