WHY WE FIGHT – The Battle of China and War Comes to America
These acclaimed documentaries were made during World War II, using actual newsreel footage, by three Oscar winners: Frank Capra of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, composer Dimitri Tiomkin, and actor-narrator Walter Huston.
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THE BATTLE OF CHINA
The sixth film illustrates Japan’s occupation of China, including Madame Chiang Kai-Shek’s stirring address before Congress, the rape of Nanking, the great 2,000-mile migration, and Claire Chennault’s Flying Tigers. Approx 65 minutes, black/white.
WAR COMES TO AMERICA
The final film follows the gradual shift of opinion from isolationism to support of the war, and spotlights Edward R. Murrow reporting from a blitzed London and Charles Lindbergh arguing against helping England. Approx 66 minutes, black/white.