TV Series | | Drama, Romance, War
Moscow, June 1941. Nina and Ilya are in love and hope to marry. But, when war with Nazi Germany breaks out, their lives are changed forever.
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All the aerial combat seen is actual Soviet and captured German archival footage from WWII, never seen before in the west. It is historically accurate to the time frame of the story. The ill-fated Soviet fighter plane actually depicted intercepting and attacking the German bombers is a Yakovlev Yak-1, which was the fighter in use at the time. The Yak can be easily identified in the archival footage as being from this series: the pilot has removed the sliding portion of the canopy. (The Yak-1 had a design flaw in its canopy that caused the sliding portion to jam shut at high air-speeds. To avoid being trapped inside a crashing plane, the pilots often simply removed it.)