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Fortieth War (2005)

Original title: Neljakümnes sõda

Documentary Duration 69:20

Fortieth War

Documentary by Andres Sööt has been dedicated to the Narva Battalion of Estonian Grenadiers where the soldiers fought for the independence of the Republic of Estonia in World War 2. These Estonian men who volunteered to Estonian Legion in the autumn of 1942 got a proper training in order to fight in the corps of Wiking SS division against the Soviet troops. The battle of Tannenberg and battles in Ukraine caused many victims; yet, it was not up to them to prevent the second Soviet occupation in Estonia.

Director: Andres Sööt

Keywords: different interpretation of history | blank spots in history | Estonian legionaries | elite military unit | idealism | patriotic ideals | heroism | revengefulness | battles near Narva | opening of Lihula memorial column | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Andres Sööt (FIE)
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Voiceower Estonian, English
Subtitles English
Duration 69:20


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Producer Andres Sööt
Director Andres Sööt
Screenwriter Andres Sööt
Cinematographer Andres Sööt
Sound Designer Jaak Elling
Editor Kalle Käärik

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm