The Battle of China

Why We Fight: The Battle of China is a 1944 U.S. Office of War Information film that surveys the geography, people, and history of China… read more

The Battle of China Why We Fight: The Battle of China is a 1944 U.S. Office of War Information film that surveys the geography, people, and history of China and details their defensive war against Japan, beginning with the 1931 invasion of Manchuria. The film argues that a decentralized and fractious China was united in the fight by Japanese war crimes against civilians in Nanking in 1937. Why We Fight is a series of seven films supervised during World War II by Hollywood director and U.S. Army Major Frank Capra, and created by a team of experienced writers, composers, directors, and technicians. The films were intended to explain to troops the reasons behind the war effort but were eventually shown to the American public as well. This Film contains graphic scenes of war and death that some viewers may find disturbing. close

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The Battle of China

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Program ID:
432382-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
United States
First Aired:
Aug 19, 2017 | 9:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 26, 2017 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Aug 19, 2017 | 9:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 20, 2017 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2017 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2017 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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