Re: The Unknown War

Kate Vaux (
Thu, 8 Jun 2000 17:39:08 -0700 (PDT)

We have the "Unknown War" series and got our copy (PAL format) from :

Heffers Booksellers

20 Trinity St




tel +44 1223 01223 568568

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TITLE The Unknown war [videorecording] / director, Thengiz
Siemenov ;

written by Edwin Polianovsky and John Lord.

PUBLISHED North Harrow, England : DD Video, c1994.

PHYS DESC 3 videocassettes (VHS) (218 min.) : sd., b&w with col.

introductory sequences ; 1/2 in.

SERIES Unknown war.

NOTES Co-production by: V/O Sovinfilm, Otar Teneishvill,
President and

the Central Studio of Documentary Films.

Title on container: Kursk : the world's greatest tank

"DD 712", "DD 713", "DD 714"

CONTENTS World's great tank battle (70 min.) -- The siege of
Leningrad (50

min.) -- The defense of Stalingrad (98 min.)

CREDITS Burt Lancaster, host and narrator.

SUMMARY Series on the war on the Eastern Front and the

between Germany and Russia during World War II.

OTHER AUTH Siemenov, Thengiz.

Weiner, Fred.

Lancaster, Burt, 1913-

DD Video.

SUBJECT World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.

Soviet Union -- History -- German occupation, 1941-1944.

OTHER TITL World's greatest tank battle.

Siege of Leningrad.

Title on container: Kursk : the world's greatest tank

Defense of Stalingrad.


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At 12:56 8/06/00 -0700, you wrote:

>A patron is interested in a series shown on television probably in the

>called "The Unknown War." It's about the battles on the eastern front

>during World War II and was made by the USSR's Central Documentary Film

>Studios on commission from a US firm, Airtime International. Apparently

>was shown on American TV but was not successful. Does anyone know

>this series is available anywhere? Any suggestions would be welcome.


>Loris Baker

>Audio-Visual Librarian

>Bethlehem Area Public Library

>Bethlehem, PA