Plus, watch the first three movies in Frank Capra’s Why We Fight series. Prelude to War, which won a Best Documentary OSCAR®, The Nazis Strike and Divide and Conquer were released in 1942 and ’43. Capra, who had been a successful director for 20 years already, enlisted Hollywood star Walter Huston to narrate the World War II propaganda films.
Even Walt Disney had a part in the series—he, along with his staff, created the animated map sequences for the movies. The series was shown in theaters and on military bases around the United States, but were thought to have revolutionized the art of documentary filmmaking.
- 9+ hours of jaw-dropping footage and film
- 11 films that demonstrate why we fought WWII
- Includes 3 important films from Frank Capra’s Why We Fight series
- Actual wartime footage and controversial documentaries
- Includes important films preserved by the National Archives
Why We Fight: Prelude to War
Why We Fight: The Nazis Strike
Why We Fight: Divide & Conquer
Here is Germany
The Story of D-Day
The Battle of Britain
Fight for the Sea
The Blitz Years: 1939-1941
The Long Years: 1942-1944
How the War Was Won: The Victory Years 1944-1945
These films are not rated. Contains scenes and language not suitable for all viewers.