The New Pictures, Nov. 29, 1943

The Battle of Russia (Special Services; Army Service Forces) is the most eloquent film yet made about Russia's part in this war. It was made for U.S. soldiers (it is the fifth of the Army orientation films*) but it has just as much to tell U.S. civilians.

Colonel Anatole Litvak, who made The Battle of Russia, is Russian-born, but his nostalgic love for Russia and its people is uncomplicated by political finepoint. As a director in France, Colonel Litvak made one of the best screen romances (Mayerling). As a director in Hollywood, he found...

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