The Battle of Russia

16 mm film. November 1943

A remarkable document of its time. An official US film, representing the 'Russian' (though not the 'Soviet') people" as friends and allies. An abundance of historic symbolism, using images of the Orthodox church (at the time barely alive in the Soviet Union) with quotes like : "... give us faith in the inevitable powers of light over darkness, of the Cross of Christ over the Swastika, so be it... Amen!"

Part of Why We Fight series. 45 minutes.

Special Service Division, US Armed Forces.