Why We Fight: Prelude to War (1942)

Documentary, History, War & Military
0h 53min
Age rating


Walter Huston
Narrator (voice)
Max Schmeling
German paratrooper (archive footage)


Prelude to War was the first film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series, commissioned by the Pentagon and George C. Marshall. It was made to convince American troops of the necessity of combating the Axis Powers during World War II. This film examines the differences between democratic and fascist states.

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