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Why We Fight: Prelude to War

Why We Fight: Prelude to War

The US government puts the finger on the United Nations.May. 27, 1942USA53 Min.NOT RATED
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Frank Capra


Walter Huston isNarrator (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Max Schmeling isGerman paratrooper (archive footage)
German paratrooper (archive footage)


Prelude to War was the first film of Frank Capra’s Why We Fight propaganda film series, commissioned by the Pentagon and George C. Marshall. It was made to convince American troops of the necessity of combating the Axis Powers during World War II. This film examines the differences between democratic and fascist states.

Original titleWhy We Fight: Prelude to War
IMDb Rating7.2 1,236 votes
TMDb Rating6.4 14 votes

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