Why We Fight Blu-ray
One of the most important documentary series ever produced and winner of an Academy Award(r), Frank Capra's WHY WE FIGHT presents a compelling argument for U.S. involvement in World War II.
Over the course of seven films, the history of fascist aggression is revealed and the reasons America must fight, underscored. For millions of Americans, including newly drafted soldiers, WHY WE FIGHT was the most important piece of propaganda they would encounter during the war. This deluxe two Blu-Ray set features all seven films in their entirety, in stunning 1080/24p high definition. It also includes two historic wartime shorts, totaling seven hours of entertainment.
Prelude to War (1942) examines the difference between democratic and fascist states, and covers the Japanese conquest of Manchuria and the Italian conquest of Ethiopia.
The Nazis Strike (1943) covers Nazi geopolitics and the conquest of Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland.
Divide and Conquer (1943) the campaign in Benelux and the Fall of France.
The Battle of Britain (1943) depicts Britain's victory against the Luftwaffe.
The Battle of Russia (1943) shows a history of Russian defense and Russia's battle against Germany.
The Battle of China (1944) shows Japanese aggression such as the Nanking Massacre and Chinese efforts such as the construction of the Burma Road and the Battle of Changsha.
War Comes to America (1945) shows how the pattern of Axis aggression turned the American people against isolationism. Released just months before V-J Day, this film was intended to have a "Part II" sequel which was never produced.
Please note, due to the historic nature of these films, image quality and sound may vary. Presented in its original 4:3 pillarbox aspect ratio with monaural sound, in black and white.
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Black and white, sound films. Run time: 570 minutes.
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Posted by russ hurley on 16th Apr 2015
Excellent compilation of Capra's series as to the reasons why we fought W.W. 2. He breaks the reasons down to one simple premise. We fought to prevent one small group from exercising total control over the vast majority. The collection of films are beautifully preserved and presented. The commentary is spot on. This selection couldn't have come at a more propitious time in our history. We are facing a crisis in Washington that seems to parallel the events in Germany in the thirties. World events today are also similar to the crises of the 30's and 40's. There is a definite lack of public appreciation for the ebb and flow of history. This presentation offers viewers a unique and sorely needed opportunity to witness a first hand account of raw political power run amuck. Kudos to Periscope for rescuing, enhancing, and preserving Capra's epic work.