Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This is the final episode of a five-part epic which was shown every 9th of May in the USSR, as part of the official celebrations for (World War II) Victory Day. It is a kind of response to The Longest Day. This film received the Grand Prize from the All Union Film Festival in 1972. It concerns the last days of Nazi Germany in Berlin, the assault on the Reichstag and erecting the Red Banner over its ruins. It shows the last days of the bunkered leaders of the Third Reich. This film has huge battle scenes with thousands of extras, and was extremely expensive to shoot.