Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
Release Year: 1943
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This Oscar-nominated installment of director Frank Capra's acclaimed World War II documentary series -- created for the military and later shown in movie houses to rally Americans to victory -- chronicles Russia's military history. Capra uses U.S. and Soviet newsreels, including footage of the epic Battle of Stalingrad, to highlight the need for a Russo-American alliance to defeat Adolf Hitler's relentless Nazi forces.