SOVIET STORM: WWII IN THE EAST 2
Mondays 18:25 CAT
Soviet Storm is a new and epic television history of the Second World War’s Eastern Front, giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war’s most decisive and bloody theatre. This was a conflict of staggering scale and savagery. Four out of five German soldiers killed in World War Two died on the Eastern Front. The Red Army suffered ten times as many deaths as the Western Allies combined. The total dead on all sides was more than 30 million, most of them civilians. The war was seen by both sides as a struggle for existence. In that light, Hitler and Stalin were prepared to accept losses on any scale to achieve final victory. Soviet Storm tells the story of this titanic clash of arms blow by blow. Using archive film and photography, computer-generated imagery and innovative reconstructions, from the German invasion of 22 June 1941 Operation Barbarossa (the largest military operation in history), through to the brutal fighting outside the gates of Moscow.