Re: Looking for video on Battle of Kursk

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 10:00:11 -0500 (EST)

I checked OCLC WorldCat, and here's the information I found.

|ACCESSION: 18452186
| TITLE: The Unknown war
| PLACE: [S.l.] :
|PUBLISHER: [Distributed by] On the Air,
| YEAR: 1978
| PUB TYPE: Audiovisual
| FORMAT: 20 videocassettes (ca. 60 min. each) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
| NOTES: Historical conceptualization for Air Time International by
| Harrison E. Salisbury.

I checked Bowker and Video Source Book for a current distributor, but it
wasn't listed. I checked Media Review Digest for any older information,
like an address for On the Air. It was listed in the 1979 volume, with
the distributor listed as Air Time International. However, that company
wasn't listed in the back with the other distributors.

These are the holding libraries from OCLC. You might try contacting them
to find out where they acquired their copies of the series. Good luck!



Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Thu, 10 Apr 1997 wrote:

> Hi!
> At the beginning of the Reagan administration, PBS was showing a series
> entitled the "Unknown War". It was a multi-part series of approximately 10-14
> hours on the war between Germany and Russia 1939-1945. Each part deals with a
> different segment of the campaign, i.e. Moscow, Leningrad, Battle of
> Stalingrad, and the Battle of Kurst. The underlying thesis of the series is
> that most of WWII was a battle between Germany and Russia. When you look at
> casualties, resources, and duration of the German-Russian conflict it's kind of
> hard to dispute this. However, at the beginning of the Reagan administration
> this was not a popular view.
> Anyway, the series is unbelievably good. I would recommend it for any
> library or history collection. It's shot with mostly never before seen Russian
> and German footage, and the video on the tank battle at Kursk is the very best
> segment of all the excellent segments.
> Could someone post to the list the current source of the "Unknown War".
> I want to purchase this for my college video collection.
> Dave Ofiara
> Media Services Librarian
> Adirondack Community College
> Bay Road
> Queensbury, New York 12804
> E-Mail: "