Perhaps it's something to do with Mars, but the stars wheeled round just right and I got a whole hour with the television and no kids last night so I started "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" on Amazon Prime.
I was really impressed. It's hard to find good WW2 Eastern Front stuff.
The setup is Summer of 1942, on the Karelia Peninsula north of Leningrad (St. Petersburg). The main character is a sergeant who was invalided out of front line duty thanks to wounds sustained in The Winter War (called that because "Stalin's War to Gobble Up Finland While Everyone Is Distracted By Germany and Japan" is a bit of a mouthful).( Collapse )