World War, PROPAGANDA: Two War Films

Two films of World War II were on view in Manhattan last week. The Mannerheim Line, a Russian report on the Finnish campaign, was attended at the Miami Theatre by a muttering, ill-smelling audience, most of whom obviously did not understand what they saw and would have been depressed if they had. They saw a WPA Army leaning on its weapons—some of which, especially artillery, were not bad—stumbling through the motions of fighting, crawling clumsily around in the woods to try to knock off some determined, able fighters whom the camera never showed. The audiences saw Asiatic soldiers looking more...

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