Why We Fight, Prelude to War

This is the first of seven films in the “Why We Fight” series, covering the outbreak of World War II to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The documentary explores the… read more

This is the first of seven films in the “Why We Fight” series, covering the outbreak of World War II to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The documentary explores the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy, and Japan, and paints the conflict between the Axis and Allies as slavery against freedom. After the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, General George C. Marshall ordered that a series of films be created to explain the causes of World War II. Under the supervision of Academy Award-winning director Frank Capra, the US Army Signal Corps produced the “Why We Fight” films between 1942 and 1945. They were shown to Army troops before deployment and eventually to the American public. “Prelude to War” won the Academy Award for best documentary in 1943. close

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Why We Fight, Prelude to War

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Program ID:
449325-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Berlin, Germany
First Aired:
Aug 11, 2018 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Sep 22, 2018 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Aug 11, 2018 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 12, 2018 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 13, 2018 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 18, 2018 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 21, 2018 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 22, 2018 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 22, 2018 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3