A Russian frontier guard Ivan Burov and a Polish girl Hanna love each other in spite of every prohibition and obstacle. But on the 22d of June 1941 the war begins.. After a series of clashes with the Germans Ivan Burov remains the only surviving frontier guard, and he will stay at the border to the end. True to his military oath and his love...

В июне 1941 - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Russian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-05-09

В июне 1941 - Defense of Brest Fortress - Netflix

The defence of Brest Fortress took place 22–29 June 1941. The Brest Fortress, defended by the Red Army against the Wehrmacht, held out longer than expected and, after the Second World War had finished, became a symbol of Soviet resistance. In 1965 the fortress received the title of Hero Fortress for the 1941 defense.

В июне 1941 - Background - Netflix

The area around the nineteenth-century Brest Fortress was the site of the 1939 Battle of Brześć Litewski, when German forces captured it from Poland during the Polish September Campaign. However, according to the terms of the 1939 German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact the territory around Brest as well as 52% of the then Poland was assigned to the Soviet Union. Thus, in the summer of 1941, the Germans had to capture the fortress yet again - this time from the Soviets. The Germans planned to seize Brest and the Brest Fortress which was located in the path of Army Group Centre during the first day of Operation Barbarossa. The fortress and the city controlled the crossings over the Bug River, as well as the Warsaw–Moscow railway and highway.

В июне 1941 - References - Netflix