I've read in a few places that American soldiers during WWII (meaning men who had actually seen combat, not rear echelon troops) preferred light comedy or romance movies to the sanitized propaganda in war movies of the time.
Can anyone give me a counterexample? I'm looking for a plausible reference to a frontline soldier, or group of frontline soldiers, enjoying a war movie - either because they didn't mind the propaganda, or because the movie was unusually realistic.
Edit: Sorry, the second paragraph isn't really clear - I'm specifically interested in American war movies that were made during the war, and the combat soldiers' reaction to them.
I know a lot of more realistic movies were made after the fact. Thanks and apologies to everyone who answered before the question was corrected.