Why We Fight, Volume 1 - Prelude to War (VHS)




Frank Capra's classic documentary series!

A series of seven documentaries produced by the War Department exclusively for the armed forces. The office of War Information later released them to the American public. Many scenes were obtained from actual battle footage, captured enemy films, official United Nations films and American newsreels. All maps, diagrams, and a few historical reenactments were authenticated and prepared by the War Department. These films depict the events leading up to our entry into the war and the principles for which we fought.

"WHY WE FIGHT, Volume 1 - Prelude to War" - The world still had bitter memories of World War I when Adolf Hitler became the F�rher of Germany. Germany's broken and bitter people were consumed by Hitler's promise to restore the Glory of Germany which fueled his meteoric rise to power.

Hitler built Germany's war machine while spewing forth such rhetoric as "Today we rule Germany...tomorrow the world!" With each territorial conquest, Hitler tested the Allies' resolve and found that their desire to avoid a military confrontation was stronger than the ideals of freedom. The same held true for Italy, whose illustrious dictator, Benito Mussolini, also met little resistance in his campaign to restore the Roman Empire.

While on the other side of the world, Japan is provoking a conflict with China for much the same reasons. They set the stage for what was to become the greatest armed conflict the world has ever known.

1942, B&W, 53 min.
Per pack: 1 VHS cassette

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