World War II collection by filmmakers who were on the front lines. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
Part I:Heroes of World War II (3 hours) - World War II was the most significant event of the 20th Century. Six million men and women served in the United States' armed forces and over 400,000 lost their lives. They were all heroes and this program gives firsthand accounts from the soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen that were there. It is just a small reminder of the great sacrifice that our fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and cousins made in lands they may have been unfamiliar with, but ended up being where many of them were quietly laid to rest. Narrated bu Walter Cronkite.
Part II:Pearl Harbor: American Taken by Surprise (2 hours) - Prior to December 7, 1941, American defense at Pearl Harbor remained lax up to the very moment of the attack. Then it happened! The Japanese air attack destroyed the United States' forces in Hawaii, and over 2,000 Americans perished. That was the beginning of World War II for the United States.
Part III:Why We Fight (7 hours and 45 minutes) - Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, The United States' government went to Hollywood for the best filmmakers to convince Americans, 'Why We Fight.' John Ford and Frank Capra produced what is considered to be the most powerful, convincing documentaries of World War II.