The tenuous WWII peace between the U.S.S.R. and Germany broke when Hitler's forces invaded Russia in June 1941, and by the conflict's end nearly 24 million Soviet soldiers and civilians were dead. This compelling 20-part miniseries─pulled during its 1980 PBS airing due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan─recounts Russia's war with Nazi Germany in full. Burt Lancaster hosts and narrates; musician Rod McKuen wrote the script and music score. 16 1/2 hrs. total on five discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; interview.