Why We Fight

1942 · 52 min

Not Rated7.058%66%
This famous propaganda piece, used as a U.S. Army training film in WWII before theatrical release, asks 'why we fight.' The answer compares the 'free' and 'slave' worlds. Included: development of dictatorships in Italy, Germany and Japan, while anti-militarism and isolationism rise in the USA; a look at enemy propaganda; and the first acts of aggression. Walter Huston narrates a combination of archival footage, maps, and other graphics.
War Activities Committee of the Motion Pictures Industry, U.S. War Department

Cast of Why We Fight

Walter HustonNarrator (voice)
Max SchmelingGerman paratrooper (archive footage)

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