1944: The Final Defence

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dadlamassu
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1944: The Final Defence

Post by dadlamassu » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:19 pm

Just watched Finnish film "1944: The Final defence" on Virgin Prime
The story follows the battle of Tali - Ihantala in 1944. It pretty well acted, accompanied by graphics to show where the action was taking place. This was good because I had no idea of the geography of the battle. Also there was no fighting in the dark - it was very much "Land of the Midnight Sun".

plenty of period weaponry and uniforms - KV-1, T-34/76, T-34/85, StuG III and more. Sometimes clips of wartime newsreels were shown and the actors look matched the film clips.

In Finnish with English subtitles - Watch it right to the end as the credits roll they show quite a bit of newsreel footage.

I'll give it 4 stars!

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Re: 1944: The Final Defence

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:48 pm

I have a friend in Finland whose father fought against the Russians hes still alive at 97 years of age ,totally lucid and a real hardy auld bstrd, he puts his longevity down to drinking Lakka ,and washing in ice cold water.

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Re: 1944: The Final Defence

Post by dadlamassu » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:29 am

Watched it again lat night. It is better second time round. The KV-1 might be a mock up bit it is well done, And there is a T-26 (I think).

And they were certainly a tough bunch.

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