The war between Hitler's Germany and Soviet Russia was fought on a scale unprecedented in human history. It is estimated that more than thirty million died and the life expectancy of a Soviet soldier at Stalingrad was just 24 hours. Civilian casualties were on an unimaginable scale. More than thirteen million Soviet citizens died, trapped between regimes indifferent to suffering and in pursuit of their own racial agendas. The sheer scale of the horror is hard to appreciate, but War of the Century brings the human experience into focus by concentrating on stories of individuals. Soldiers and civilians, members of the SS, the Soviet NKVD and high- ranking officers and officials all tell their stories, illustrated with combat footage (including rare color material) and supported by documents from Russian archives.