The first of two parts of the film that explains the Russian resistance to the Nazi invasion during WWII. The fifth installment of Frank Capra's Oscar winning documentary series.
AWARDS: Winner. Oscar for Best Documentary
Why We Fight: The Battle Of Russia Part 1
The two-part, fifth film in the series celebrates the spirit of the long-suffering Soviet people as they heroically repulse the Nazi invasion threatening their homeland.
Tracing their history of war with Germany to the 13th century, it depicts the bitter struggles for Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad, and Stalingrad, and the effects of their winters on would-be conquerors from Napoleon to Hitler.
All the episodes of the Why We Fight series:
Why We Fight : Prelude to War
Why We Fight: The Nazis Strike
Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer
Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia (Part One)
Why We Fight: The Battle Of Russia (Part Two)
Why We Fight: The Battle of China
Why We Fight: War Comes to America