Die Wehrmacht - Eine Bilanz - Netflix

Tue 25 June 2019

Hitler's army thundered through Europe from 1939 to 1945 and brought needless death and destruction to the European continent. What was it like to service in this army? To conduct one of the bloodiest wars in history? To occupy half of Europe and yet to suffer total defeat? This five-part portrait provides long-awaited answers and sheds light on the Wehrmacht's complex bonds of loyalty, conscience and honour. The thought-provoking story of an Army's evolution from defense troops to military force to exterminating power.

Die Wehrmacht - Eine Bilanz - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: German

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2007-11-13

Die Wehrmacht - Eine Bilanz - Rodion Malinovsky - Netflix

Rodion Yakovlevich Malinovsky (Russian: Родио́н Я́ковлевич Малино́вский; 23 November [O.S. 11 November] 1898 – 31 March 1967) was a Soviet military commander in World War II, Marshal of the Soviet Union, and Defense Minister of the Soviet Union in the late 1950s and 1960s. He contributed to the major defeat of Germany at the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Budapest. During the post-war era, he made a pivotal contribution to the strengthening of the Soviet Union as a military superpower.

Die Wehrmacht - Eine Bilanz - Final years - Netflix

The Cuban missile crisis, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear catastrophe, alienated Malinovsky. Following the crisis, he publicly demanded in army publications for the military to be given a greater say in formulating Soviet strategic policy. The army's discontent with Khrushchev encouraged a coup within the Party, which resulted in the removal of Khrushchev from power in October 1964. The new Party leadership accepted Malinovsky's demand for an autonomous and professional military establishment, as well as his concept of balanced development of the armed forces. Malinovsky died on 31 March 1967 after an illness. He was honoured with a state funeral and cremated. His urn was placed in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis. The government gave his name to the leading Soviet Military Academy of Tank Troops in Moscow and to the 10th Guards Uralsko-Lvovskaya Tank Division. Malinovsky continued to be regarded as one of the most important military leaders in the history of Russia even after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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