Item Details

Prelude to War [videorecording]: & the Nazis Strike

producer, Frank Capra ; directors, Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak ; screenplay, Anatole Litvak, Anthony Veiler, Robert Heller
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Prelude to war: Recounts the Japanese incursion into Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the beginnings of the Nazi takeover in Eastern Europe. The Nazis strike: Documents the relentless advance of Germany's military machine, as Hitler's armies terrorize their victims with blitzkrieg tactics and spread through the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
Director
Frank Capra; Anatole Litvak
Performers
Narrators: Walter Huston, Anthony Veiler.
Release Date
1943
Run Time
94 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Parts one and two of a propaganda series of seven information films shown to the American G.I. in the 1940's. Originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and exhorts Americans to support the war effort.
  • "Collector series" -- Set box
  • Title from container.
Variant Title
Title on set box: World War II: Why we fight
Nazis strike
World War 2
Edition
Full screen
Series
Frank Capra's Why We Fight
Contents
  • Prelude to war
  • The Nazis strike.
ISBN
0766204944 (set box), 9780766204942 (set box), 0766204952, 9780766204959
Credits
Editor, William Hornbeck ; music, Dimitri Tiomkin, Army Air Force Orchestra.
Published
New York : GoodTimes Home Video Corp., c2000.
Recording Info
Videodisc release of two 1943 Documentary films.
Publisher no.
  • 05-81110 GoodTimes Home Video
  • 05-83016 GoodTimes Home Video (set box)
Description
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD format. Digital video disc. Dolby Digital mono. All Regions. NTSC
Technical Details
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