The Battle of Russia

The Battle of Russia

This part of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series shows the Nazis at Moscow and Stalingrad.

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The Battle of Russia


Documentary, Historical drama, War83 Mins1943

Legendary Hollywood director Frank Capra oversaw this wartime documentary effort, which stitches together newsreel and archival film to explore relations between Russia and the United States. The film also recounts Russia's military history through the use of stock footage and clips from Sergei Eisenstein's "Alexander Nevsky." Particular attention is paid to the Battle of Stalingrad, during which Soviet forces fended off Nazi troops attempting to seize control of the Russian city.


  • Patriotic
  • Rousing
  • Inspiring
  • Thrilling