Added by on 2014-10-06

The-Great-Battle-Of-The-Volga

Documentary (1962) 75 minutes ~ Black & White 

Original Title: Velikaya bitva na Volge

 While this film of one of the epic struggles of WWII is over 50 years old, it still delivers the drama of the battle fought by Russian soldiers and sailors to defend Leningrad. Codenamed “Operation Barbarrosa” by Hitler, the battle was truly horrific. This documentary, The Great Battle of the Volga, focuses on the bravery and suffering of the Russian soldiers as they endure the tremendous attack by the well-equipped German army. That they could regroup and fight back with such ferocity is depicted, along with the terrible destruction caused by the Germans.

Director: Maria Slavinskaya