Why We Fight: Wwii - the Complete Series

Why We Fight: Wwii - the Complete Series

Director: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiler Cast: Anatole Litvak, 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 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."

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.
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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.