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03 Soviet Storm - The Defence of Sevastopol
Episode 3 of a documentary series about the German invasion of the Soviet Union made for Russian television.
This episode covers, in more detail, the siege of Sevastopol that took place during the opening phrase of Operation Barbarossa (covered in episode 01). The siege lasted from November 1941 until July 1942.
Hitler could not advance into the Caucasus without Sevastopol without running the risk that the USSR would use the citadel as a beachhead from which to launch an offensive against Army Group South's rear.