LIBERATION - Battle of Kursk - The Fire Bulge Part 1 (Russian war film)
LIBERATION - Battle of Kursk - The Fire Bulge Part 1 (Russian war film)

LIBERATION - Battle of Kursk - The Fire Bulge Part 1 (Russian war film)

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This 5 PART series was created under the aegis of Soviet authorities, with the military and political establishment heavily involved in the production. Liberation was intended to present a heroic depiction of the Soviet role in the Second World War. The films are a dramatized account of the liberation of the Soviet Union's terrikory and the subsequent defeat of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War, focusing on five major Eastern Front campaigns: the Battle of Kursk the Lower Dnieper Offensive, Operation Baration, the Vistula-Oder Offensive, and fally, the Battle of Berlin. Filmed between 1967 and 1971 with a budget of $40,000,000, Liberation remains one of the largest battle films ever made. Thousands of tanks, aircraft, trucks and artillery and of course the Soviet Army, who made hundreds of films during the Soviet Era were used for the tremendous battle scenes.  TOTAL Running Time for all 5 parts 477 mins.  Filmed in B+W and Color.