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This is a really well made movie on a rare subject - the fighting in the Baltics in 1944. There's action scenes from the get go, with Estonian Waffen-SS volunteers trying to hold the line against the Red Army onslaught. Halfway through the movie, the focus switches to the Estonians fighting in the Red Army. The battle scenes (squad and platoon level) are realistic, with authentic equipment and some T-34/85 tanks. The moral of the story is that when a small country is squeezed between two major powers, all suffer. Recommended!
Yeah, I visited Estonia three years ago, and paid a visit to their war museum on the outskirts of Tallinn. I managed to get access to the vehicle hall (only open on weekends - I was there a Thursday), which is a few hundred meters away from the main building. They had loaned some artillery pieces and AT guns to the production. The museum isn't large (the collection was assembled from items hid by Estonians during the Soviet years), but well worth a visit. Very friendly staff when I was there.
I saw this a couple of years ago and I have it on a DVD (buried under a pile of other ones). As far as I remember, I liked the action bits and the story was interesting too. I noticed the 75mm PAK actually hitting something, unlike in Fury. A big bonus in my books.