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Soviet Storm is the unimaginable Russian perspective of the Second World War. This was the war's most bloody and yet decisive part of the war. This conflict was so mind boggling on such an unbelievable scale of brutal savagery that four of every five Germans killed in WWII died on just the Russian Front alone. However, in total the Russians lost ten times as many people than the Western Allies combined.

This epic story begins with the German invasion called Operation Barbarossa which began in June 1941 (which was the largest military operation in history), through the savage fighting just outside the very gates of Moscow, to the bloody street-fighting of Stalingrad, and the long, blood drenched road to Berlin.

Soviet Storm: WWII in the East is a History series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on December 19, 2011.

Soviet Storm: WWII in the East is available for streaming on the Content Media Corporation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Soviet Storm: WWII in the East on demand at Tubi TV Amazon Prime, Tubi TV online.

Content Media Corporation
2 Seasons, 27 Episodes
December 19, 2011
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  • The war in Europe is over. However, in the Pacific East, the United States is still fighting the Japanese, who consider surrender the greatest humiliation for a soldier. Stalin promises to help Roosevelt, but the dropping of the Atomic bomb on Japan suddenly alters the calculus for the Allies. Despite the devastation, the Japanese military vows to fight on.

  • Germany has without question lost World War II in Europe, but Hitler, by now a heavily medicated and deluded character, refuses to give up hope; he orders the roughly one million German soldiers left in the ruined city to defend Berlin, now a strange mix of combat veterans, teenage boys from the Hitler Youth, and old men from the People's Army.

  • Germany is retreating on all fronts and suffering defeat after defeat. The breach of Germany's pre-War borders now seems inevitable. Desperate, Hitler orders all males between the ages of 16 and 70 to enlist and fight for the fatherland. Nazi ideologues put faith in victory and the Nazis seem to vanquish and suppress all forms of doubt and resistance in the last months of the Reich.

  • Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Polish and British have succeeded in de-coding the top secret German military codes known as "Enigma." This information, referred to as "Ultra" by the Allies, becomes vital for the Allies' military situation in North Africa, the Soviet Union, and Northern France.

  • By 1943-1944, as the Germans are desperately struggling to hold their ground, they are increasingly hindered by the Soviet partisans, which contain many former Red Army soldiers that had been cut off behind enemy lines. The Germans responded with intensive counter-insurgency campaigns and brutal reprisals against the civilian population.

  • On 22 June 1941, German pilots were the first to see the sun rise. Before the day was over, the Soviet Air Forces had lost almost 2 000 aircraft. The early German air superiority gave a significant boost to German confidence, and severely damaged Soviet military capability and morale. The air wars over the USSR would be some of the biggest and toughest in military history.

  • By summer 1944, Germany has undeniably lost the battle of the USSR. After the Soviet victories at Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, and Leningrad, the Soviet Union, with its practically unlimited resources of manpower and mat

  • Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, is, after a lengthy battle, back in Soviet hands. But now they have to clear the Germans and German allies out of the Crimea and liberate the rest of Western Ukraine. Hitler declared the Crimea a "Festung," meaning it should be held at all cost and to the last man. The German 17th Army was effectively destroyed in the process.

  • In August 1945 the Red Army launched an assault against Japanese-occupied Manchuria. It came on the same day that Japan suffered its second devastating nuclear attack, and proved instrumental in forcing Japan to recognize that the war was lost.

  • In January 1945, across the snow-covered plains of Poland, the Red Army launched an overwhelming assault against the enemy that took it to the gates of Berlin.

  • Stalin's Soviet state was obsessed with secrecy, espionage and surveillance, and its security forces were highly competent in all the skills of the trade.

  • From the freezing waters of the Arctic to the treacherous channels of the Black Sea, the Soviet navy was asked to perform a wide range of missions across many thousands of miles of ocean.

  • The Soviet Air Force was nearly wiped out in the first days of the German attack of the Soviet Union. But thanks to the courage of its aircrews and new aircraft designs, it began to fight back, and by 1944 dominated the skies over the Eastern Front.

  • In 1942 Hitler launched his great summer offensive against the Soviet oil fields in the Caucasus. If he could seize control of this vital resource, it might prove the decisive moment of the war.

  • The German conquests of 1941 left Hitler's troops perilously close to the Soviet capital, Moscow. Around Rzhev terrible fighting raged as the Red Army attacked again and again to drive back the invader.

  • The German conquests of 1941 left Hitler's troops perilously close to the Soviet capital, Moscow. Around Rzhev terrible fighting raged as the Red Army attacked again and again to drive back the invader.

  • Hitler's 1941 invasion of the USSR ran into some its fiercest resistance at the Black Sea ports of Odessa and Sevastopol, where Soviet elite naval infantry brigades fought doggedly to hold back German and Romanian troops.

  • In June 1941, German panzer columns advanced deep into the Soviet Union, threatening the complete destruction of the Red Army. The so-called Stalin Line offered a glimmer of hope.

  • Spring 1945. After nearly four years of savage fighting with millions of dead on both sides, the Red Army arrived at the gates of Berlin.

  • Autumn 1943. Following the Red Army's great victory at Kursk, General Vatutin and General Konev led the Soviet counterattack in Ukraine. Their first goal was to cross the mighty Dnieper River and liberate the city of Kiev.

  • Summer 1944. One year on from their great defeat at Kursk, the German armed forces were suffering shortages in men, tanks and aircraft. Hitler also now faced war on two fronts following the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy.

  • Summer 1943. After two years of war, Hitler was no closer to victory in the East, and his forces had suffered a devastating defeat at Stalingrad. Now the Germans gathered their strength for one last massive offensive to decide the outcome of the war.

  • Summer 1942. One year on from Hitler's invasion, the USSR had suffered enormous losses but Moscow and Leningrad had been saved. Now the Red Army faced the war's last great blitzkrieg which would carry the Wehrmacht to the River Volga and Stalingrad.

  • Summer 1941. When Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, his long-awaited invasion of the Soviet Union, the city of Leningrad was a key objective.

  • Autumn 1941. In the first three months of the war with the Soviet Union, the Germans had advanced 500 miles and inflicted massive casualties on the Red Army.

  • Spring 1941. Nazi Germany dominated Europe. Poland and France had been occupied, and only the British Commonwealth fought on. Now Hitler turned east to the USSR, where Nazi dreams of a new land empire were to be fulfilled.