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Operation: Unthinkable is a 2020 movie directed by TheCrimson King208. It is a War Movie based on Operation Unthinkable, a secret plan created by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to attack Soviet Union after World War II was ended in Europe. Other than Operation Unthinkable, the movie also has 2 more unused real-life operations: Operation Downfall and Operation Cherry Blossom at Night.
June 1945. The Power of Axis has been defeated in Europe, and Japan is only one left. While the Pacific War is in progress, relations between Western Allies and Soviet Union in Europe are becoming bitter after few accidents between Soviet and Allied troops in Germany. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill created a plan of offensive on Soviet Union, with code name Operation Unthinkable. He wants to do it with help of other countries, even after thinking about amount of casualties. Finally, on first of July, Britain, French, and American planes attack Soviet troops in their occupation zone in Germany, and Soviet Union declares a war on Western Allies. USSR makes an alliance with Japan, and war continues with Britain, US, France, Canada and Poland on one, and Soviet Union and Japan on other side.
The movie starts in late April. First scene is set in Battle of Berlin. A devastated Berlin is seen, with many destroyed houses. A battle can be heard in far away. Then, the shot of Red Army marching through Berlin to Reichstag. Then, a smaller army of German soldiers attack the Red Army, and battle starts. All Germans are killed, and Red Army continues.
In next scene, a man is seen in the bunker. He holds a gun. A dead woman is near him. He then aims the gun at his own head. He pulls the trigger, and kills himself. His dead body falls on the ground, and the person is revealed to be Adolf Hitler.
After Hitler's death scene, a scene of Red Army attacking Reichstag starts. German soldiers are in front of Reichstag and are protecting it. Many of them are killed by Red Army, and Germans start retreating inside the building. Whole Red Army stands in front of Reichstag. The general stands on the stairs of Reichstag and turns to the Red Army, and gives small speech. Three men are seen holding the Victory Banner. Army then rushes inside the Reichstag. German soldiers have barricaded themselves. Many of them are hiding behind the seats in the Parliament room of Reichstag. Big battle starts. Red Army breaks the door. Some of the Red Army soldiers rush on the seats and fight with the Germans, and some of them are on the balcony, killing enemies from above. Red Army is a doubtless winner. Some Germans escape. After that, Red Army puts the Victory Banner on the Reichstag, and Nazi Germany is defeated.
In next scene, some people are seen in London reading newspaper. Its 9th May. On Newspaper is written that Hitler is dead, that Soviets have won the Battle of Berlin and Germany capitulated. People then start talking about that topic. Then, Winston Churchill is seen on a balcony of a near building. He is talking to some other politicians and generals. Churchill only says that the line between Soviet occupation zone and Western occupation zone should be well guarded, and that he does not trust Stalin. A general says that no one trusts him.
A title saying Operation: Unthinkable is seen.
The Potsdam Conference is about to start in a town in occupied Germany. Churchill, Truman, Stalin and other politicians are there. The big three (Churchill, Truman and Stalin) sit on chairs, and they start conversation about dividing Germany into occupation zones. Almost all of politicians agree about the division. Stalin wants Eastern Europe to be under control of Moscow, aka Stalinism. They also talk about future of Poland, and Stalin wants Poland to remain under his control. Others do not agree. After some time, their conversation is over, and first day of conference is over. While the politicians are leaving the room, Churchill calls Truman to go with him. They go together on place with Churchill's generals. Generals reveal a map of offensive on Soviet Union. Truman is shocked. Churchill said that Stalin would not just stop at Germany in his conquering and spreading of communism, so they must do something. Churchill shows him second map, a map of defensive. Churchill said that, if Soviets attack first, they must try to defend themselves. Truman says that this must remain top secret, and if that operation happens, it would just continue the war in worst possible way. Churchill said that, if Soviets make accidents, the operation will happen, and its code name is: Operation Unthinkable.
Its second day of conference. During that, in a little village between Soviet occupation zone and French occupation zone in Germany, Soviet soldiers are making trouble. They are provoking French soldiers. After some threats, a Soviet soldier kills one French soldier, and all soldiers start a fight. Soviets had tanks, and killed and burned almost whole village.
Second day of conference is over. Churchill is informed about the Soviet's aggression. He calls Truman, and tells him about it. Truman said that they must warn Stalin about what his soldiers do without informing him.
Third day starts. After some talk, Truman mentions the incident form yesterday. Stalin says that he is informed about it, and that, during this time, his soldiers are probably making more troubles. Truman and Churchill start talking with anger, that Stalin must control his soldiers. Stalin just laughs, and says that he will try. After third day is over, Churchill and Truman are informed that Soviets did more incidents. Churchill said that his offensive operation will most likely happen, and asks Truman about atomic bombs. He says that only 2 are ready, but they will be used against Japan. Churchill says that he will probably change his mind of where bombs will be dropped.
Fourth day. Somewhere in the middle of talk, Stalin asks Churchill what will he do if his soldiers start to march through British occupation zone. Churchill lights up his cigar and makes a smile. Stalin also smiles, and says: ,,I hope you would not do anything unthinkable''. Churchill's smile disappears, and Truman gets worried too. He asks Stalin what does he mean with that, and Stalin answers that he knows about his operation, someone from Churchill's campaign revealed his secret. Stalin gets up from his chair, and goes to his campaign. Then, Churchill goes to his campaign to find out who told Stalin about operation. They find the spy, but do nothing with him. Truman says that he must not hurt him, or the war will sure start, and there is still time to prevent it.
On fifth day, Stalin does not appear, but some of his generals do. Churchill asks where is Stalin, and they pull out their guns and shoot. British and American solders jump to help, and they protect Churchill and Truman and get them alongside with other politicians into British campaign. American soldiers kill Soviets, and go in their campaign, but found out that Stalin left to Moscow. In British camp, they find out that Clement Attlee, Churchill's rival for next Prime Minister, is killed by solders. Now, in British camp, Churchill calls some of politicians for urgent meeting. Main people are Churchill, Truman, William Lyon, Prime minister of Canada and Charles de Gaulle, president of France. Churchill says that he knew something like this would happen for trusting Stalin, and he reveals them map of Operation Unthinkable. Truman stands with Churchill, and others are not sure about it. After some conversation, they make a decision. They must call Polish leaders, and they need their help for this. All of them are ready to go in London, and Churchill tells his people to send a message to Władysław Raczkiewicz, leader of Polish rebels and that he must urgently come to London for meeting and preparing the first phase of Operation Unthinkable.
Churchill and Truman have arrived in London. Soon after, Charles de Gaulle, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Ben Chifley and Władysław Raczkiewicz have arrived for meeting. Churchill again shows plan of Operation Unthinkable. William King, Ben Chifley and Władysław Raczkiewicz are against the operation. They do not want to start the war, but Truman says that after the incident in Potsdam, the war has started, only thing missing is Stalin officially declaring it. William King and Chifley say that they will help in war with Japan, but not with Soviets. Raczkiewicz says that if this fails, he does not want even more Poland people to die for nothing, but if it is successful, he will help them. Others agree, and Churchill says the details of their attack. He shows place where UK and US aircraft will attack, and where French army will attack. He says that he will send British army too, and if operation is unsuccessful, they will arrive as reinforcement. After that, they can rest and then, next day go and march through whole Germany until Soviet Union troops leave Germany. They start preparing the aircraft, and Truman says that he will go back to USA, and that next meeting will be in White House few days after the attack. Others go back to their countries. Churchill says that he will go in France with Charles, and army will meet there.
Its July 1st. Churchill and Charles are looking at the Allied army. They all know the plan. All planes are going for fight, and smaller French army is following. Churchill goes back to London.
Next scene is a scene of Allied bombing of Soviet army in Germany. Many planes are flying above Soviet positions, and drop the bombs. Many of Soviets die, and more and more planes are arriving. Soon, French Army arrives, and attacks the Soviets that are alive. French have won. After some time, British reinforcement arrives. Next day, they will march to take whole Germany and kick out all Soviets from occupied Germany. More reinforcement should arrive next day. They make their camps and make defensive over their whole positions.
Next day, Stalin gives a speech in Moscow. He declares a war to Britain, United States and France. He gives an order that all Soviet soldiers from occupied countries must leave their positions and go straight to Germany and fight the Western Allies. Big reinforcement with Red Army from Moscow will soon arrive in Germany while they are fighting with Allies. Stalin says that they must not kill any civilian from Germany, and they must take German bunkers and take the guns and all resources they can find. He says that after they win in Germany, whole Greater Red Army, alongside with mobilized Germans, will march to France, and must take over Paris and Vichy. This plan is named Operation Groza, and is a counterattack to Churchill's Operation Unthinkable. After the speech, Stalin sends a letter to Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, and wants their diplomat and Molotov, Soviet diplomat to have a peaceful conversation about alliance between Soviet Union and Japan.
Later, Soviet soldiers from Poland, Yugoslavia, Hungary and other East Europe countries are preparing themselves to go to Germany and with the Allies. They all meet in Poland. A spy of Władysław sees their big army, and hears how they talk that even bigger Red Army is coming from Moscow, but they don't have time to wait and will march to Germany before Red Army arrives. The spy later goes to Władysław and tells him about Soviet army. Władysław sends a message to Churchill and tells him about the army and that he still does not want to join them in war against Soviets.
In next scene, Allies have kicked out most of Soviets from the Germany, but they get a message from Churchill about the coming Soviet army. They will soon get reinforcement, but they will not arrive soon. Until they arrive, Allies must barricade themselves and hold the line in Germany and fight. Later, big army of Soviets is seen marching to Germany. They hear rumours that their army is established in German city Dresden. The Allies are waiting for Germans.
The Germans have arrived. Big battle starts, known as Second Battle of Dresden. Many Allies are killed, and Soviets too. The battle scene is long several minutes.
The Polish spy later encounters a Red Army coming from Moscow. He tells to Władysław, and he again sends message to Churchill. Churchill orders a retreat from Dresden. The Red Army, by words of Polish spy, has few hundred tanks, and thousands of people. Later, after the battle, Allies retreat from Dresden to Leipzig, where they will wait for British reinforcement.
Stalin, Hirohito, emperor of Japan, and Hideki Tojo, leader of Japan in war with China meet. They discuss about how they will attack. They make a deal that Soviet Union will help Japan fight with the China, and Japan will help Soviets fight with the USA.
Churchill is informed that Stalin and Hirohito have created an alliance called the Second Power of Axis. Later, Churchill and Truman make a decision for next meeting to be set in White House soon. Charles, William King and Ben Chifley are invited too. They will discuss about war with Japan and Soviet Union.
The Red Army has arrived to Leipzig. Allies are afraid that they will all get killed. The battle starts, and Soviets are in clear advantage. Later, many aircraft fly across the battlefield. They start bombing Soviets. That is the reinforcement send by Churchill. Allies are happy to see that they are getting help. The big British army appears, and they start rushing to Soviets, and battle continues. After many explosions and killed, the scene ends, without clear winner.
Churchill hears news about the battle of Leipzig. The Allies were defeated. Soviets have took over whole Germany, and are resting, and soon will march to take over Paris. He makes an urgent meeting with Charles. France is still really tired of battle with Germany, and they have lost almost everything in battle of Leipzig. Churchill now wants help from Truman. He sends army to France. Truman is doubting the victory in France.
Chiang Kai-Shek, leader of Nationalists in China, after finding out that Soviets allied with the Japan, is in panic. He is in civil war with the communists, led by Mao Zedong, and he is not sure will the Soviets help Mao, or be against him. Other day, Soviets attack Mao Zedong's army, and kill almost all of them. Mao Zedong is shocked that they attacked him, even if he is a communist. Chiang's army was also attacked. For the first time, Mao and Chiang make an alliance. Mao's army will fight Soviets, and Chiang's will fight the Japanese. Some battle scenes will be shown between Soviets and Chinese communists. Soviets will defeat them all, and Mao Zedong will be killed. Chiang will have some victories against Japanese, but he will be surrounded by Soviets and Japanese, so he escapes to Taiwan. China is defeated, and capitulates. Hideki Tojo is now leader of China. After the victory in China, Stalin and Hirohito are in new meeting, and they will now attack USA. Stalin says that he must take over Europe, and Hirohito helps him by gifting him military equipment and resources.
Its late August. After Allied leaders find out about China's fall and Chiang's escape to Taiwan, they have a doubt in their victory over Soviet Union. Churchill knows that Truman is now occupied with sending troops to islands near Japan to fight. Japanese are now wining the battles, and are taking back their lost islands. Next day, the big Soviet army, helped by mobilised Germans, attacked France. The battles start. Soviets are wining most of battles, and are taking over land. Churchill and Charles are evacuated to London.
Soviets have arrived into Paris. Big battle starts. Churchill and Charles have arrived in London, and heard that Soviets are fighting in Paris.
Paris is defeated, and France capitulated, but remaining French, British and American rebels are all escaping to Montpellier, a town in France on south coast of France. They have barricaded themselves in the town. Charles gave order to all people from free part of France to go to Montpellier, and to fight Soviets when they arrive.
Its September. Several thousands of Japanese aircraft are preparing to their biggest attack. Hirohito ordered a plan, named Operation Cherry Blossom at Night. The aircraft will fly across San Diego, California, and drop toxic bombs, holding pathogens of plague. All aircraft are now ready to fly. They go on attack.
Truman is informed that many flying objects are flying near San Diego. He orders to shoot them down. Some of aircraft are overthrown. The remaining planes drop their bombs on civilian building. The panic starts in town. Millions dead. Truman orders urgent attack on the aircraft. All aircraft are defeated, but San Diego is destroyed. Sickness spreads to whole west coast. Millions are dead. Hirohito and Japan are celebrating Operation Cherry Blossom at Night.
After other Allied leaders have heard about the Japanese attack, the meeting at White House will happen. Churchill and Chalres de Gaulle arrive. Later, William Lyon Mackenzie King and Ben Chifley arrive. All leaders are now in White House. The discussion starts. Truman says that he made new plan, called Operation Downfall, the invasion of Japan. Churchill, William King and Chifley agree to send their troops to fight Japan. During talk, 2 more leaders arrive. Chiang Kai-Shek, leader of Nationalists from defeated China, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, leader of India. Truman wants British, Canadian and Australian troops to pass through India. Muhammad agrees, but says that he will send no man to fight. Truman understands, and says Chiang that he must tell them all important positions held by Japanese in occupied China, and places where Chinese troops are held. Chiang tells them every important spot, and says that he will go alongside their troops to fight with Japanese. Truman says that they must free locked Chinese troops first, so they can have reinforcement. Leaders are afraid that Soviets will attack. Churchill then makes a plan that one part of army must go and hold the borders with Soviets, if the Soviets attack, but he doubt, cause Stalin will probably transfer most of troops to Europe. Truman says that, while Canadian, Chinese, Australian and British troops are freeing China from Japanese, America will do the Operation Downfall, his big army will directly invade Japan and will have no mercy, just like they had no mercy by waging biological warfare in California. Charles asks about France, and Churchill says that they will probably be able to hold Soviets, but many will die, until Japan is defeated. After that, they will send reinforcement to free France. William King and Chifley say that, if they send troops, Soviet Union will declare a war on Canada and Australia, but they must do it, and they regret for not sending troops for Operation Unthinkable. Leaders then ask about the atomic bombs, and why they were not used. Then, they start a new conversation about use of atomic bombs. Truman wants, after Japan is defeated, to fight with Soviet Union with army, and after Soviets suffer losses, to use atomic bombs and Soviet Union will capitulate. Churchill wants to use atomic bombs at start, so Soviets retreat and allies can take back Europe, and then open 2 fronts: European front on west, and Japanese front, on east, after Japan capitulates. They all start a discussion about that. At the end, they made a decision. They will go by Truman's plan, cause they have only 2 atomic bombs, and Stalin knows it from their previous conferences. They can only try to make more, but atomic bombs are expensive, so they will drop the project, they need more money to equip armies. They also made a decision to, since USA also has chances to be attacked by Soviets and Japan, although USA has good defensive, to send both atomic bombs to Britain, where Churchill will take care of them. Churchill says that they will be safe there, and he will not use them without the agreement of other government.
In next scene, a very big army of Canada, Australia and Britain is marching through India. Indian solders root for them, but they are not allowed by government to join them. Later, whole army arrives at occupied China, and big battle starts. Japanese are not equipped enough, and they loose.
Later, Soviet Union is informed by Allies offensive through India. Stalin sends few troops to attack Allies troops, but Japanese government wants more. Later, Allies are attacked by Japanese army from one side and by Soviet troops from other side. Battle starts, Soviet troops are defeated and Japanese retreat deep in territories of China. Hideki Tojo orders Japanese armies to go in defensive positions, and to hold the prisons with Chinese troops, where Allies are currently heading at. After that, Stalin gives an order for his army to equip, but they are not send in China, only at the borders in case Allies attack Soviets as well.
Two British soldiers, brothers Jacob and Michael MacTavish are with army, going to their nearest Japanese prison. They talk about how allied army is separated in 4 parts, each for one prison. They arrive to prison, and they are attacked by Japanese soldiers who were hiding near prison. Battle starts, and Jacob kills few enemies. Michael takes the flamethrower, and is leading the charge in prison, while Jacob with others is fighting outside. Michael's squad enters prison and is attacked in the hall by few soldiers, but Michael uses flamethrower and sets them all on fire. Squad proceeds, and goes to the part with prison cells. Even more Japanese attacks them, and one of them is holding the flamethrower too. He uses it and sets many soldiers on fire. Michael hides, and his flamethrower does not have range to hit Japanese. Suddenly, Jacob, leading a second squad, arrives from the windows, and attacks enemies. Jacob takes the gun and shoots at fire package of Japanese flamethrower, and makes a hole in it. The package explodes, and kills many people around. Some more enemies arrive, but they are all killed. Allies set Chinese prisoners free, and give them equipment. They stay for one night in the prison to rest.
Later, the squad is informed that 3 other prisons are taken as well, but in one, many allies were killed. All 4 armies then march to Japanese camp, which is, by plan, place where they will regroup again. Army marches to the camp, and they are first to arrive. Some say that they should attack now, but others say that they must wait for other armies to attack together. Second army arrives, and they wait again. Third and fourth armies are taking long to arrive, and they are becoming nervous. Jacob was then spotted by Japanese soldier, and first and second army attack the camp. Big battle starts. During the fight, Michael and Jacob hide in one house. A Japanese soldier throws grenade at them, and Jacob picks it up and throws back at soldier, and grenade blows up in mid air. The allies are losing, and then third army arrived. The battle continues. Michael is shot in leg, and he comes in the house, closes the door and lays on the ground behind the wooden wall. Jacob comes near him, closes the door again and gives uses bandage to bend his injury. While he does that, someone opens the door and shoots Jacob in the head. Jacob falls on the ground, dead, and Michael grabs his gun that was on the ground and kills the man who killed Jacob. It was Japanese soldier. Michael cries next to Jacob's body, and someone throws grenade at him. Michael tries to run, but his leg hurts. Grenade explodes, and house collapses.
The night passed. It is day, and Allies have won the battle. Fourth army arrives, and they said that they had troubles with Japanese squads attacking them from the trees on their way to camp. The army now has almost million soldiers, alongside with Chinese soldiers. The Chinese rebels who weren't in prisons also arrived to camp and joined allies. Then, Michael rises from the collapsed house. Few medics come to him, and help him. The general sees Jacob's dead body. Few soldiers take his body and throw it on the pile of other dead soldiers. Medics say that Michael will stay alive, but he must rest. The army makes a plan of freeing rest of China. Later, the army continues, now separated in several smaller armies, and all will rush to expel Japanese soldiers.
Several days later, Japanese soldiers are all established in city Busan. All armies regroup again, and rush to Busan. Michael is still injured, so he will be one of last soldiers to attack. A big battle starts, and Busan is taken. Hideki Tojo escaped to Japan. Allies establish the big army over whole east coast of China, and are in defensive positions if Japan attacks. Japanese government sends army over east coast of China,and invasion begins. Japanese calls the help of Soviets and Stalin, but Stalin won't send reinforcement, and instead sends troops to guard borders. Molotov is sent in Mongolia for for simple negotiations, while several thousand mobilised solders are on borders with Mongolia. Mongolia must join send troops to Chinese borders to guard it from Allies, or they will be attacked. Mongolia is surrounded with Soviets all around, and Allies can not protect them, so Mongolia joins Soviets, and their position against the Allied armies in Asia is safe, for now.
While allies and Japanese navy are fighting, president Truman calls a invasion of Japan, the Operation Downfall. Army of few million soldiers goes on invasion of Japan in many boats, planes and aircraft. American army arrives and Japan, and they start rushing toward Tokyo, where Hirohito is. There are few scenes of American aircraft and tanks rushing through Japanese towns, and American soldiers killing Japanese soldiers and civilians. Few days later, Japan capitulates, Hirohito is captured, the Japanese armies in China surrenders and all alive soldiers will be mobilised for battles with Soviets. The Soviet Union is, proclaimed the national traitor by Japanese.
Several days later, the next meeting at White House starts. All leaders like in previous are there, and Hirohito is there as well, but as captive. Later, they get a message that Hideki Tojo is captured in Japan, and is on his way to White House. The leaders make a decision. Hirohito will be send back to Japan, but will loose his powers, he must pay big debt to America, and mobilise people for fight with Soviets. Later, Hideki Tojo arrives, and he is sentenced to death.
Later, few million mobilised Japanese soldiers have arrived at America. Truman informs leaders that third meeting at White House will start in several days, and few more people are invited. Churchill is in British military sector, and is looking at 2 atomic bombs.
After some time, Soviets are advancing and slowly beating the French resistance of Montpellier. Churchill is on negotiations with Finland government. They will join the fight with Soviets on their borders with British help, and their goal is to reach Leningrad. The next meeting at White House will be discussion of Montpellier. Later, Churchill is discussing with his generals about using the atomic bombs on Leningrad. Some generals are against using the bombs without informing others, but Churchill does not listen.
Few days before the meeting, big battles of Finnish and British army against Soviets near Leningrad starts. Red Army is winning, but then, British planes arrive. With planes, the allies win against most of Soviet troops, and allied ground army is retreating. One plane is carrying the bomb, named Little Boy. Man who is driving the plane is afraid of bomb. He flies above centre of Leningrad, and drops the bomb. Town is destroyed.
Stalin is informed of the bomb. He is not afraid, cause he knows that Allies have only 2 bombs in their arsenal, and now one is used. He informs the generals not to retreat from Finnish borders, even if some of them are afraid of another bomb. He says that they yet have to defeat last resistance in France.
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Differences from the real world Edit
- Winston Churchill wins the 1945 UK general election (so he is not replaced by Clement Attlee on Potsdam Conference)
- Potsdam Conference is set on 17th of June and lasts only 5 days, due to aggression of Soviet soldiers in occupied Germany and Stalin being kicked out (reason being that he declared a war to Britain due to Operation Unthinkable).
- Relation between Soviet Union and China is far worse, and China declares a war on Soviet Union after Soviets made alliance with Japan.
- United States have lost many battles in Pacific after Soviets joined Japan. Atomic bombing of Japan never happened.
- Hideki Tojo remains as general of Japanese army after 1944.
- Albert Finney as Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
- Gary Sinise as Harry Truman, 33rd President of United States
- Michael Caine as Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, Leader of Soviet Union
- Hiroyuki Sanada as Hirohito, Emperor of Japan
- Chris Pine as Jacob MacTavish, solider
- Jai Courtney as Michael MacTavish, solider
- Conleth Hill as General Mason Walker
- Biran Tee as Hideki Tojo
- coming soon as Charles de Gaulle, President of France
- coming soon as William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canadian Prime Minister
- coming soon as Ben Chifley, Australian Prime Minister
- Kevin Spacey as Muhammad Ali Jinnah
- coming soon as Josip Broz Tito
- coming soon as Francisco Franco
- Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler (cameo)
- more coming soon