Why We Fight: Wwii - the Complete Series

Why We Fight: Wwii - the Complete Series

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Director: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiler

Cast: Anatole Litvak, Frank Capra, Anthony Veiler, Walter Huston

     
 

As the most famous and certainly the most widely-praised of all WWII documentaries, the epic-length, 7-part series Why We Fight (1943-45) served one purpose and one purpose only: to effectively stir up morale and patriotism among Americans, and thus engender full, unbridled support for involvement in the Second World War. As such, the program (which evoked a…  See more details below

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As the most famous and certainly the most widely-praised of all WWII documentaries, the epic-length, 7-part series Why We Fight (1943-45) served one purpose and one purpose only: to effectively stir up morale and patriotism among Americans, and thus engender full, unbridled support for involvement in the Second World War. As such, the program (which evoked a tremendous public response) may have contributed significantly to the U.S. victory. It actually emerged from the combined efforts of three Hollywood legends: director Frank Capra (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), composer Dmitri Tiomkin (High Noon), and actor-narrator Walter Huston, several years before his death in 1950 - all of who put their talents on full display here. This set from the Gaiam legends offers the whole series, with all seven installments: "Prelude to War," "The Nazis Strike," "Divide and Conquer," "The Battle of Britain," "The Battle of Russia," "The Battle of China," and "War Comes to America."

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/2010
UPC:
0018713545480
Rating:
NR
Source:
Good Times Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:55:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Why We Fight WWII: The Complete Series
1. Prelude To War [15:24]
2. Beasts Of Prey [19:03]
3. Lebensraum [17:51]
4. The Nazis Strike [14:53]
5. Peace In Our Time [13:27]
6. A Wall Of Courage [12:14]
1. Divide and Conquer [15:24]
2. The Battle of Britain [19:03]
3. Doomed To Defeat [17:51]
4. Life In The Blitz [14:53]
5. The Fall of France [13:27]
6. Night Gangsters [12:14]
Disc #2 -- Why We Fight WWII: The Complete Series
1. Part 1 [13:09]
2. Part ll [8:23]
3. Destiny Points The Way [14:10]
4. The Siege of Leningrad [13:26]
5. Total War [10:31]
6. City Of Steel [22:57]
1. The Battle Of China [:26]
2. Westward To Freedom [10:30]
3. Land Grabs [10:27]
4. The Burma Road [8:57]
5. The Rape of Nanking [:42]
6. Changsha [12:28]
7. War Comes To America [10:14]
8. Extraordinary Session [10:48]
9. Safe For Democracy [11:27]
10. National Defense [9:59]
11. Tomorrow The World [10:43]
12. Day Of Infamy [10:49]

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Why We Fight: Wwii - the Complete Series 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alexadner More than 1 year ago
It did not say in the description how old the movie is!!! The quality is corresponding to that time. And it's not only the footage - it's the whole movie! Waste of money.