This 4-DVD set brings you a World War II collection by filmmakers who were on the front lines!
Hosted by Walter Cronkite, this moving collection includes firsthand accounts from soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who served; coverage of the Pearl Harbor attack; and powerful WWII films by John Ford and Frank Capra, which helped Americans understand why it was important for the United States and its citizens to join the fight.
DVD 1: Heroes of World War II - World War II was the most significant event of the 20th Century. Six million men and women served in the U.S. armed forces and over 400,000 died. 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 had never heard of…but where many of them have been laid to rest.
DVD 2: Pearl Harbor-America Taken by Surprise - American defense at Pearl Harbor had been lax prior to the infamous attack. Then it happened! The Japanese air assault destroyed the U.S. forces in Hawaii, and over 2,000 Americans perished. That was the beginning of America’s involvement in World War II.
DVD’s 3 & 4: Why We Fight - Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Government went to Hollywood in search of the best filmmakers to convince Americans, "Why We Must Fight." John Ford and Frank Capra produced what is considered to be the most powerful, convincing documentaries series of World War II.