Capra Why We Fight
"Why We Fight" is an incredible overview of the events leading up to America's involvement in World War II. Master filmmaker, Frank Capra, was commissioned by the US Army to produce this documentary series to show the soldiers what they were fighting for - and what evils they were fighting against. With nearly seven hours of actual footage from WWII, "Why We Fight" adds a new dimension to the study of history - a dimension that books and photos cannot match.
This Oscar winner for Best Documentary was the official World War II Government film statement identifying the various enemies of the Allies. It was the first film in Frank Capra's seven- film Why We Fight film series, and is preserved at the National Film Registry as mandated by the United States Library of Congress. Featuring narration by Walter Huston, plus archival footage of Adolph Hitler, Franklin D.
Everyone went to the movies during WWII and generally believed what they saw at the local theatre. U.S. President Roosevelt believed the film industry could be helpful in influencing Americans, why we must fight! As part of the war effort, two Hollywood film directors emerged as the best: John Ford (four Academy Awards), "Stagecoach", "The Grapes Of Wrath" and "How Green Was My Valley", were among his films.
One of the most important documentary series ever produced and winner of an Academy Award(r), Frank Capra's WHY WE FIGHT presents a compelling argument for U.S. involvement in World War II. Over the course of seven films, the history of fascist aggression is revealed and the reasons America must fight, underscored.For millions of Americans, including newly drafted soldiers, WHY WE FIGHT was the most important piece of propaganda they would encounter during the war.
Why We Fight • American Propaganda Films Of WWII 8 CLASSIC FILMS In 1940 soldiers newly drafted into the military lacked enthusiasm for the war. Morale was at an all-time low, and the American war effort was at risk of falling to indifference. Fortunately, in 1942, Major Frank Capra answered the call. He created a series of documentary style, informative films with the aim of explaining to the troops why they were putting their lives on the line and for what principles they were fighting.