The Unknown War (1978): S01E02 – The Battle for Moscow


Introduction

The Unknown War (Russian: “Великая Отечественная” (The Great Patriotic War) or “Неизвестная война” (The Unknown War) is an American documentary television series.

Outline

On 08 October 1941, Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, broadcast from Berlin that Moscow had fallen. Hitler’s troops, he said, could see the Kremlin towers from their front lines; another four or five days and the Nazi flag would fly over the Kremlin. The Germans believed these reports, and so did many others – after all, Hitler had conquered western Europe, he had blitzed London. But in an area some 60 miles from the Kremlin, the Nazi blitzkrieg came to an end. In the Moscow suburbs, the Red Army and hundreds of thousands of ordinary men, women and …

The Unknown War Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 01 January 1978 (UK) and 22 June 1978 (US).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 17 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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