“Brest Fortress” The movie about the Siege…

Sveta and I watched a very good movie last night. It is a Russian made movie and not your glamorous Hollywood extravaganza. But it was an extremely well made, thought provoking, soul stirring, true story…

Yes – it like all major movies, has some discrepancies, but does that really matter. It will bring a tear in your eye no matter how tough you think you are…

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What is the movie about? Try the Wikipedia article; The defense of Brest Fortress took place 22–30 June 1941. It was one of the first battles of Operation Barbarossa. The Brest Fortress, defended by the Red Army against the Wehrmacht, held out longer than expected, and became a symbol of Soviet resistance during the Great Patriotic War, along with Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad that spelled the beginning of the end of the Nazi war machine. In 1965 the fortress received the title of Hero Fortress for the 1941 defense.  [pullquote]Read More Wikipedia Article[/pullquote]

The movie was very tastefully done and really tried to show the horrors of war but not leave you in a graphic shy mood after the film is over. But beware there are moments that will make you shudder…[pullquote]Brest Fortress held off 20,000 German Soldiers  with 3,500 Soviet Soldiers[/pullquote]

I am sure that they will have it with English subtitles before long and I suggest that everyone watch it. Even if it never had English subtitles you could watch this movie and never realize that it was in Russian. It is that emotionally charged throughout the whole film. If nothing else just watch the film for the wonderful acting that was presented in  the movie…

I will tell you that one of the main characters is a small boy. This boy had a guardian angel that had to work overtime during this siege as you will see…

The Brest Fortress held off 20,000 German Soldiers  with 3,500 Soviet Soldiers plus their families for much longer than the Germans expected. The Germans initially planned on a 12 hour operation that turned into a siege…

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