Why We Fight: WW II – The Battle of China & War Comes to America
Two acclaimed documentaries that were made during World War II, using actual newsreel footage, by three OSCAR winners: Producer-director Frank Capra of the U.S. Signal Corps. composer Dimitri Tiomkin and actor-narrator Walter Huston.
The Battle of China
The sixth film of the series illustrates Japan’s occupation of China, including Madame Chiang Kai-Shek’s stirring address befor Congress, the rape of Nanking, the great 2,000-mile migration, and Claire Chennault’s Flying Tigers. (65 min.)
War Comes to America
The final film of the series follows the gradual shift of opinion from isolationism to support for the war, and spotlights Edward R. Murrow reporting from a blitzed London and Charles Lindberg arguing against helping England. (66 min.)