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Title Prelude to war & the Nazis strike [(DVD) videorecording] / producer, Frank Capra ; directors, Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak ; screenplay, Anatole Litvak, Anthony Veiler, Robert Heller.

Publication Info. New York : GoodTimes Home Video Corp., 2000.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  940.5488 WHY    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series World war II : why we fight.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono; all regions; NTSC.
Performer Narrators: Walter Huston, Anthony Veiler.
Credits Editor, William Hornbeck ; music, Dimitri Tiomkin, Army Air Force Orchestra.
Note Standard screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio).
Summary 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. 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.
Contents Prelude to war (53 min.) -- The Nazis strike (42 min.).
Awards Academy Award, 1943: Best documentary.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda -- Videodiscs.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Videodiscs.
Motion pictures in propaganda -- Videodiscs.
Propaganda, American -- Videodiscs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1943.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Capra, Frank, 1897-1991.
Litvak, Anatole, 1902-1974.
Heller, Robert.
Veiller, Anthony, 1903-1965.
Huston, Walter, 1884-1950.
Tiomkin, Dimitri, 1894-1979.
United States. War Department.
United States. Army. Signal Corps.
United States. Army Service Forces. Morale Service Division.
United States. Army Pictorial Service.
United States. Army Service Forces. Information and Education Division.
GoodTimes Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Prelude to war
Nazis strike
ISBN 0766204952
Standard No. 018713811103
Music No. 05-81110 GoodTimes Home Video
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