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Writer:
Rod McKuen (script adaptation)
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1
Release Date:
22 June 1978 (USA) See more »
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Documentary film history of the Nazi-Soviet conflict in world War II. Full summary »
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Cast

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Burt Lancaster ... Himself (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Roman Karmen (unknown episodes, 1978)
Isaac Kleinerman (unknown episodes)
 
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Rod McKuen (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Isaac Kleinerman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 

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Produced with Soviet cooperation after the release of The World at War, which the soviet government felt paid insufficient attention to their part in World War II. Released in 1978, The Unknown War, sympathetic to the Soviet struggle against Nazi Germany, was quickly withdrawn from TV airings after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.See more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
a very good series, 4 November 2006
Author: logs46 from United States

Speaking as an American veteran of Vietnam and longtime amateur military historian, I think this is an excellent series. I taped it from a broadcast by a Los Angeles station in late 1987, and I'm glad I did. I wish I could get a copy on DVD.

The Soviet-German struggle was by far the biggest and most important component of World War II, and has long been overlooked by us Americans, who like to think WE won the war, more or less by ourselves.

We did, of course, in the Pacific theater, but in Europe we helped the Soviets crush Adolf Hitler. It's telling that an estimated 88% of German military fatalities in the war were caused by the Soviets.

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