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Frank Capra's WWII : why we fight

Author: Frank CapraUnited States. War Department.United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division.United States. Army. Signal Corps.United States. Army Service Forces. Morale Service Division.All authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, Cal. : Delta Entertainment., 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collection of the legendary Why We Fight propaganda series of seven informative films directed by the Frank Capra. This series was used in the early phases of the war to build morale among both soldiers and those left behind on the home front. Also included is the documentary The Negro Soldier intended to encourage racial tolerance and promote harmony after blacks were allowed to serve in the military.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Historical films
History
DVD-Video discs
Documentary
Historical
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Capra; United States. War Department.; United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division.; 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.; Delta Entertainment Corporation.
OCLC Number: 65518184
Notes: Series of seven documentaries plus documentary (The Negro Soldier) created and directed by Frank Capra.
Originally produced between 1942-1944.
"Delta Entertainment presents The WWII Experience."--Introduction on each DVD.
"American propaganda films of WWII."--Cover.
". . . Most of the scenes ... were obtained from American newsreels, official United Nations films, and enemy motion pictures now possessed by the War Department. All maps, diagrams and the few historical re-enactments were authenticated and prepared by the War Department. The purpose of these films is to give factual information as to the causes, the events leading up to our entry into the war and principles for which we are fighting. ... -- Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War."--Introduction to Prelude to War.
Credits: Music by the Army Air Force Orchestra.
Description: 4 videodiscs (450 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; all regions.
Contents: Disc 1. Prelude to war (52 min.) ; The Nazis strike (41 min.) --
Disc 2. Divide & conquer (56 min.) ; Battle of Britain (52 min.) --
Disc 3. Battle of Russia (82 min.) ; Battle of China (62 min.) --
Disc 4. War comes to America (65 min.) ; The Negro soldier (40 min.).
Other Titles: Prelude to war.
Nazis strike.
Divide & conquer.
Battle of Britain.
Battle of Russia.
Battle of China.
War comes to America.
Negro soldier.
Frank Capra's World War II
Why we fight
Responsibility: produced by the Special Service Division, Army Service Forces, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Signal Corps ; [directed by Frank Capra].
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Collection of the legendary Why We Fight propaganda series of seven informative films directed by the Frank Capra. This series was used in the early phases of the war to build morale among both soldiers and those left behind on the home front. Also included is the documentary The Negro Soldier intended to encourage racial tolerance and promote harmony after blacks were allowed to serve in the military.

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