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Why we fight. / Disc 1, Prelude to war & the Nazis strike

Author: Frank CapraAnatole LitvakRobert HellerAnthony VeillerWalter HustonAll authors
Publisher: New York : GoodTimes Home Video Corp., 2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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Parts one and two of a propaganda series of seven information films shown to the American G.I. in the 1940's. Originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and exhorts Americans to support the war effort. Prelude to war: Recounts the Japanese incursion into Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Capra; Anatole Litvak; Robert Heller; Anthony Veiller; Walter Huston; Dimitri Tiomkin; United States. War Department.; United States. Army. Signal Corps.; United States. Army Service Forces. Morale Service Division.; United States. Army Pictorial Service.; United States. Army Service Forces. Information and Education Division.; GoodTimes Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0766204944 9780766204942 0766204952 9780766204959
OCLC Number: 49500418
Notes: Standard screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio).
Credits: Editor, William Hornbeck ; music, Dimitri Tiomkin, Army Air Force Orchestra.
Performer(s): Narrators: Walter Huston, Anthony Veiler.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono; all regions; NTSC.
Contents: Prelude to war --
The Nazis strike.
Other Titles: Prelude to war.
Nazis strike.
World war II :
Frank Capra's World War II
Responsibility: producer, Frank Capra ; directors, Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak ; screenplay, Anatole Litvak, Anthony Veiler, Robert Heller.

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Parts one and two of a propaganda series of seven information films shown to the American G.I. in the 1940's. Originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and exhorts Americans to support the war effort. Prelude to war: Recounts the Japanese incursion into Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the beginnings of the Nazi takeover in Eastern Europe. The Nazis strike: Documents the relentless advance of Germany's military machine, as Hitler's armies terrorize their victims with blitzkrieg tactics and spread through the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.

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