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Some of the reviewers here have foolishly judged this silent film by political-correctness standards of today.
"Battle" was an excellent film for several reasons, correctly noted by more rational reviewers: Superb cast, lots of action, innovative editing and photography.
Its stars were in effect the D.W. Griffith stock company and to this silent movie fan, that is inducement enough to watch it and to enjoy it.
I saw it many years ago and just watched it again at YouTube; that was a very poor quality print, but coupled with my memory of a good print in a real theater, I can justifiably recommend this to reasonable people and film historians.
This is added in almost March, 2015. Here is a good print at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k92jpf0eBAs
I do hope you will watch and enjoy it.
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