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Red Star : the Soviet Union, 1941-1943

Author: Laurence Olivier; Martin Smith; Neal Ascherson; Jeremy Isaacs; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Thorn EMI Video, ©1981.
Series: World at war, vol. 11.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Russia's spirit of fight was incredible to her adversaries. With twenty million military and civilian casualities, she stood firm. One German officer tells of repulsing a Soviet attack in 35-degree-below zero weather: "The Soviet soldiers remained motionless about two hours lying in the snow, and in the evening they again attacked with the same spirit." Incredibly the Russians not only survived but went on to rout  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; Martin Smith; Neal Ascherson; Jeremy Isaacs; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
OCLC Number: 11819408
Notes: "In cooperation with the Imperial War Museum."
TVF 2061.
Credits: Graphics, Lester Halhed ; film editor, Beryl Wilkins ; narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis.
Performer(s): Narrator, Laurence Olivier.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS-Standard play) (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: World at war, vol. 11.
Other Titles: Red Star, the Soviet Union, 1941-1943
Soviet Union, 1941-1943
Responsibility: produced and directed by Martin Smith ; written by Neal Ascherson ; produced by Jeremy Isaacs.

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Russia's spirit of fight was incredible to her adversaries. With twenty million military and civilian casualities, she stood firm. One German officer tells of repulsing a Soviet attack in 35-degree-below zero weather: "The Soviet soldiers remained motionless about two hours lying in the snow, and in the evening they again attacked with the same spirit." Incredibly the Russians not only survived but went on to rout the Germans.

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