The Unknown War (1978): S01E15 – The Balkans to Vienna


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


After the Soviets won back their own country, they pushed westward to release Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Albania and Yugoslavia from German occupation. One of the bloodiest battles was for Budapest. The Hungarians had attempted to rise up against the Nazis, but the Germans brutally repressed them as the Soviet forces approached the city. The Russians then fought their way into the ancient Hungarian capital. More than one million Red Army men and women gave their lives in a savage battle to drive the Nazis out of Eastern Europe. The final victory was …

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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