original name: Soviet Guard
Release year: 2021
Genre: Documentary , WWII , history , technique , weapons
Brief description of the film:
The Soviet Guard was born in the battles of 1941. “Where the guard advances, the enemy will not stand; where the guard defends, the enemy will not pass!” – so they wrote about her the most difficult period of the war. Why was there a need for the development of the Guards movement? How did the new army elite differ from other formations of the Red Army? Who and for what merits were selected for the Soviet guard? What is the difference between the elite units of the Wehrmacht and the Soviet guards formations?
02. Soviet guard. Aviation
In June 1941, the Luftwaffe dominates the air, and in the first month the USSR loses about 8,000 aircraft. The Soviet Air Force is playing the battle for the sky, and it is impossible to turn the tide quickly. We need new fighters and bombers, and most importantly, trained crews.
Fighter pilot Alexander Pokryshkin is developing tactical solutions for air combat. However, the “new flying school” is not to the taste of all Soviet military leaders. Who will be right? Will it be possible to seize the initiative in the air from the enemy? What is “Falcon blow” and “Kuban whatnot”? Why were the Germans afraid of the U-2 plywood biplane? And how many units and formations of the 4th Air Army of the Red Army will become Guards before the end of the war?
03. Soviet guard. Tank troops
In all the battles of the beginning of the war, the Germans overwhelmingly outnumber the units of the Red Army in organizing the battle. They are better prepared, have experience in fighting in Europe, skillfully use intelligence and communications. This makes it possible to coordinate strikes on the ground and from the air. German “Junkers” smash the Soviet tank columns on the march. On September 30, 1941, the Wehrmacht command begins Operation Typhoon, which should put the final point in the blitzkrieg. Hitler plans to enter Moscow as soon as possible and on November 7 to hold a parade on Red Square. They are going to cover the Soviet capital from two sides with tank wedges. Von Langermann’s 4th division moves from Orel to Mtsensk. There is very little left to Moscow. The Germans do not expect strong resistance in this direction. But the tank brigade of Mikhail Katukov gets in their way. And the brigade commander himself, and his tankers from the “broken” – they already suffered defeat from the Germans in the first months of the war. But this experience was not wasted – Katukov developed new tactics and methods of tank combat. But will it be possible with their help to detain the Panzerwaffe on the outskirts of Moscow? Will Katukov’s tactics work later – already on an army scale? Watch in the film “Soviet Guard. Tank Troops”
04. Soviet guard. Artillery
October 1941. Parts of the Wehrmacht are only 100 kilometers from Moscow. The Lightning War plan has already worked in Europe and is now successfully developing on the territory of the USSR. The steel wedges of the Panzerwaffe cut through the Soviet defenses and close the “cauldrons” in which entire armies perish. Soviet aviation cannot help in any way – the Luftwaffe dominates the air. A year ago, the tank corps of the Red Army demonstrated coherence during exercises, but in real combat conditions they turned out to be clumsy and were defeated in the first month of the war. From the north – in the Volokolamsk direction – three tank and one infantry divisions of the Wehrmacht are advancing on Moscow. Classic tank wedge. The 316th rifle division under the command of Ivan Panfilov and Soviet artillerymen should stop them … In the first months of the war, anti-tank artillery was the only force that could withstand German tanks. The army needs “artillery special forces” – special units that can stop the breakthrough of a large number of German tanks in a narrow sector of the front. But will it be possible to carry out such a grandiose military construction in the midst of bloody battles? What tactics will help the anti-tank brigades to win in battles? About this – in the new film “Soviet Guard. Artillery»
Released/Studio: Russia / HPC Production LLC, commissioned by ZVEZDA TRK VS RF
Duration: 4x ~ 00:37:08
Quality: HDTV 1080p
Video: MPEG-4 AVC, 1920×1080, ~4839 Kbps
Audio: AAC, 2 ch, 128 kbps
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