BATTLE FOR THE CRIMEA-In October 1941, the German 11th Army broke through the Soviet lines. A series of bloody battles ensued that cost the Russians two whole armies. However, the tide turned after the German defeats at Stalingrad and Kursk. Cut off and isolated in the Crimea, the Germans faced massive Russian attacks before surrendering Sevastopol in May 1944. This episode, from the landmark television series Battlefield, features fascinating archive footage from all over the world.
Approx run time: 1 hour, 41 min; NTSC; Color/B&W.
The Battle for the Crimea
Mansteinís First Attempt
The Battle of the Sea of Azov
Breakthrough at Perekop
Battle for the Kerch Peninsular
The Capture of Sevastopol
Background to the 2nd Crimean Campaign
The Soviet Generals
The Final Battle