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Stumbled onto this extremely well made series of docs starting with Barbarossa.- free on Amazon Prime  Soviet Storm is big-budget Russian production made about 10 years ago and redone for western audiences.  

Great digital effects combined with realistic live action - features a large cast of troops and realistic looking armor.  Good writing and performances from actors.  The first 3 or 4 episodes focus on Barbarossa in great detail.  While mainly explaining the operational-strategic situations, there are many tactical-level explanations of German small-unit tactics eg: use of flame-throwers etc.  

The episodes also detail the times when the Soviets made successful counterattacks.  So, it's not all about the Germans steamrolling over the Russians.  A good source of inspiration for early war designers (for CM1 anyhow).   Highly recommended for anyone interested in this phase of the Eastern Front.

It's also free to watch on u-Tube.

https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tZP1zc0MrQwyk1PM2D04inOL8tMLVEoLskvygUAakoIiQ&q=soviet+storm&oq=soviet+storm&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j46j0l8.7531j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

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I gotta say I do like this series, however, the music is straight up annoying hahaha. It took me a solid 2 episodes before I realized how much they play that ridiculous eerie sound. Now I cant stand it 

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On 4/10/2021 at 4:56 AM, Erwin said:

Stumbled onto this extremely well made series of docs starting with Barbarossa.- free on Amazon Prime  Soviet Storm is big-budget Russian production made about 10 years ago and redone for western audiences.  

Great digital effects combined with realistic live action - features a large cast of troops and realistic looking armor.  Good writing and performances from actors.  The first 3 or 4 episodes focus on Barbarossa in great detail.  While mainly explaining the operational-strategic situations, there are many tactical-level explanations of German small-unit tactics eg: use of flame-throwers etc.  

The episodes also detail the times when the Soviets made successful counterattacks.  So, it's not all about the Germans steamrolling over the Russians.  A good source of inspiration for early war designers (for CM1 anyhow).   Highly recommended for anyone interested in this phase of the Eastern Front.

It's also free to watch on u-Tube.

https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tZP1zc0MrQwyk1PM2D04inOL8tMLVEoLskvygUAakoIiQ&q=soviet+storm&oq=soviet+storm&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j46j0l8.7531j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

It's a really good documentary indeed. Made by 2 guys - one is Drabkin, who made a biggest contribution in war oral hilstory (thousands of interviews with vets) and Isaev, quite popular historian. 

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