Just kidding! "Best of" lists are dumb. This is better.
September 18, 2011 | Why We Fight, a series of seven propaganda films commissioned by the U.S. government and directed by Frank Capra during World War II, was an attempt to explain U.S. involvement in the war and justify becoming allies with the Soviet Union. This excerpt from The Battle of Russia describes the siege of Leningrad. For photographs of the Eastern Front, see Alan Taylor's World War II retrospective. More