- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 19, 2005
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: BBC Warner
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
A four-part series that presents a thorough look at some crucial events in World War II, WAR OF THE CENTURY offers valuable insight into one of the defining events of the 20th century. Taking a methodical approach to the atrocities that broke out across Europe, the makers draw on a variety of material, with eyewitness accounts from all sides of the battle presented alongside a dearth of vintage film of the battles. With an appeal that should stretch from academics to people who just have an interest in World War II, WAR OF THE CENTURY is a factual, informative document that forms a welcome addition to the canon of material available on this historic event.
Description by Warner Home Video:
In June 1941, Hitler broke the golden rule of warfare never to fight on opposite fronts and marched into the Soviet Union. What would drive him to make the most catastrophic mistake of World War II' This acclaimed four-part series investigates what led to the largest military operation in history - and the bloodiest. Assisted by leading historians and granted unique access to Eastern film archives and to both Soviet and German participants, War of the Century is the definitive series on a war that shaped the borders and attitudes of Europe for the second half of the 20th Century.