In 1942, FC Start, a wartime bakery football team, formed mainly of Dynamo Kiev players, took on and beat their Nazi Occupiers.

It was said in the Soviet Union, that these players were all shot as a result of their victory - and the game became known as The Death Match. The truth, was more complex.

Presenter: Mark Pougatch
Produced/Directed: Louis Myles
Cameraman : Sean Twamley
Editor: John Payazidis

Produced for BBC Match of the Day Live, 2012 and BBC World.

Rebroadcast in several international territories.

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