War of the Century

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War of the Century
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DVD cover
Written by Laurence Rees
Narrated by Samuel West
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Producer(s) Laurence Rees
Running time 200 min
Distributor BBC
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 5 October (1999-10-05) – 26 October 1999 (1999-10-26)

The War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin, is a BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 and the no-holds-barred war on both sides. It not only examines the war but also the terror inside the Soviet Union at the time due to the paranoia of Joseph Stalin—the revenge atrocities, the Great Purge of army officers, the near-lunatic orders, and the paranoia of being upstaged by others, especially Marshal Zhukov. The historical adviser is Ian Kershaw.

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DVD release[edit]

The film was released on Region 2 DVD by BBC Video as part of the BBC World War II DVD Collection.[1]

Companion book[edit]

  • Rees, Laurence (30 September 1999). The War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin. BBC Books. ISBN 978-0-563-38477-9.


  1. ^ "The World War Two Collection". BBC Shop. 25 April 2005. Retrieved 22 July 2008.

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