The Unknown War (Russian: “Великая Отечественная” (The Great Patriotic War) or “Неизвестная война” (The Unknown War) is an American documentary television series.
The Unknown War was an Allied war. For the Russians, the victory had a special meaning. This was a war in which 20 million Russians died, possibly more. There was scarcely a Soviet family that did not suffer at least one loss from the day the Nazis first attacked until the day the war finally ended, as ordinary men and women gave their lives to save their homeland. The war dead are commemorated at the tomb of the unknown soldier, a monument located at the Kremlin Wall in Moscow. Countless mothers and widows bring flowers to the site to pay tribute to their dead.
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.