How I Unleashed World War II war movie
How I Unleashed World War II war movie

How I Unleashed World War II (1970, Poland)

Original / alternative title: Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa

Categories: desert moviesinfantry moviesnavy moviespartisans moviesPOW camp movies

Running time: 220 minutes

Language: Polish / German / English / Italian / French / Serbo-Croatian

Comedy miniseries set during the World War 2 and presenting the adventures of Polish infantryman Franek Dolas as he... starts the war actually. During the tension between Poland and Germany in 1939 his unit was put on train and sent near the German border. Unfortunately he fell asleep and woke up in the middle of the night on some train station, where he was astonished to meet German soldiers. He fired in the air and seconds later the war started. Of course it is completely fictional story separated into 3 episodes during which Dolas runs away from POW camp hoping to join Polish forces in Western Europe. Instead he ends up on Yugoslavian merchant ship, joins French Foreign Legion, fights with British army in Northern Africa and comes back to Poland.

Despite being just an adventure comedy set during the war the miniseries is great fun to watch. There aren’t many realistic elements in it (afterall it is comedy) and often just stereotypes are used for different nationalities taking part in war.

Our rating


Film value

8 / 10

Realism factor

1 / 5

Adventure factor

5 / 5

Historical accuracy

1 / 5

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Creators of How I Unleashed World War II

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Tadeusz Chmielewski movies

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Cast of How I Unleashed World War II

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Marian Kociniak

as Franek Dolas

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Wirgiliusz Gryn

as Jozek Kryska

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Stanislaw Milski

as German general

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Emil Karewicz

as Gestapo officer

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Piotr Fronczewski

as Italian soldier

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Waclaw Kowalski

as Kiedros, sergeant in French Foreign Legion

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Leonard Pietraszak

as airman in stalag

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Events depicted in How I Unleashed World War II

World War II (1936-1945) Invasion of Poland (1 Sep 1939)

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