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    The Third Blow (Unknown, R-1965). Russian Poster (19" X 31.5") AKA as The Southern Knot. War.
    This is a fascinating piece of political and film history. When Hitler decided to leave his outnumbered troops in Sevastopol in 1944, the Red Army destroyed the German and Romanian units. This 1949 film was basically a propaganda "documentary" promoting Joseph Stalin and (according to scenes in the film) his seemingly single-handed winning of the war. When Nikita Khrushchev took over in the late 1950s, and the de-Stalinization process began, the scenes showing a "masterful" Stalin were edited out, leaving primarily the winning of the war through the struggles of the people. The film was then re-released in 1965 under the title: The Southern Knot. Starring Mikhail Astangov, Mark Bernes, Aleksei Dikij. Directed by Igor Savchenko. An unrestored poster that displays signs of use. May include edge wear with small tears and chips, brittleness, very minor paper loss, and minor surface crinkles. Please see full-color, enlargeable image below for more details. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.

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