Operation Barbarossa

United Kingdom, 1971

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It was the biggest, bloodiest, bitterest battle ever fought. It cost the lives of at least 20 million people and ended Europe’s dominance in world affairs. It was the head-on clash of the two mightiest armies Man has ever known - and in sheer numbers, miles of front, and quantity of guns and shells and tanks, no other battle in history can compare with it. Unique archival material is combined with notable contributions from some of the participants, such as Albert Speer to document Hitler’s doomed attempt to subdue Russia.

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Credits

producer/director

Peter Batty

production company

Peter Batty Productions

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017501

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject category

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Soviet Union

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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