The Unknown War (1978): S01E10 – The Partisans


Introduction

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

Outline

When Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812, he captured Moscow; but Russia’s men and women, banding together behind his lines, turned the French invaders’ lives into a living hell. The same thing happened in 1941 when Hitler’s legions smashed into the Soviet Union and vast areas of Russian land fell into their hands. Like mushrooms after a rain, a people’s underground sprang up to attack Nazi formations, to blow up their ammunition dumps and to wreck their trains. The partisans operated everywhere — in the marshes and deep forests of Belorussia, in Odessa, where they set …

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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