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The Battle of Russia

Release Date: November 11, 1943

Run Time: 83 mins

Genre: Documentary, War

Color: Black and White

Country: USA

Director: Frank Capra

Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolai Cherkasov

Synopsis: This war-time propaganda film from Frank Capra's Why We Fight series relays the events from the Soviet front during World War II in their brutal battle with Nazi Germany. Highlighted is the Russian's heroic resistance of past invaders and their tenacity in the current fight against the seemingly-invincible forces of the Nazis. This documentary is an attempt to portray a positive impression to Americans, in order to justify the Western Allies' alliance with the Soviet Union.

Format: Pro-Res, 23.98 fps, SD