Pobediteli: Soldiers of the Great War.
October 18, 2005 2:38 PM   Subscribe

Pobediteli: Soldiers of the Great War. In this year of the 60 Anniversary of the Victory we wish to personally thank the soldiers of the Great War living among us, and tell the story of their heroism.
posted by monju_bosatsu (9 comments total)
Beautiful interactive presentation of the war! Love the witness accounts / commentary, graphics and etched photographs. This is something you can mill around in for a long time! Great job.
posted by uni verse at 4:11 PM on October 18, 2005

Wow, what a strange cooincidence that I am reading a book about Stalin right now.
posted by Megafly at 4:32 PM on October 18, 2005

My God, this is fantastic.

I would prefer it were browser-navigable, but the primary sources, the video ... it's also quite even-handed about the negatives that took place on the Soviet side.
posted by dhartung at 4:44 PM on October 18, 2005

Why would they need to 'correct' that perception? For Russians, WW2 started on 14 June 1941, for USians, 7 December 1941, for Japanese and Chinese 1933 sometime. For history books, 1 September 1939. Perceptions don't need to be 'corrected', just enlarged.
posted by wilful at 5:05 PM on October 18, 2005

Wow! Amazing! This is the kind of Flash presentation that I've only wondered about. Very nice, beautiful animation.
posted by zardoz at 7:05 PM on October 18, 2005

This is the best war web site Ive ever seen.
posted by stbalbach at 8:29 PM on October 18, 2005

USians, 7 December 1941,

For the US Navy in the Atlantic, the Second World War arguably began earlier than most people think: in August of 1941, the US was violating its own neutrality by tracking U-boats, and by autumn U-boats were attacking American destroyers.
posted by alumshubby at 4:36 AM on October 19, 2005

This is a great site. I could swear I'd seen it on MeFi before, but apparently not. Good post!
posted by languagehat at 6:13 AM on October 19, 2005

Interesting. But I have to say, I read Great War and I think WWI, not II.

Great Patriotic War, then I think Russia.

Good stuff.
posted by IndigoJones at 4:12 AM on October 20, 2005

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