PRELUDE TO WAR A look at the contrasts between free societies and totalitarian governments. A picture of the development of the dictatorship in Germany, Italy and Japan. The rise of Nazism. Italy’s conquest of Ethiopia. Japan’s conquest of Manchuria.
WAR COMES TO AMERICA The author Frank Capra views the USA’s history and its reaction to the terrifying events “across the ocean” and its change in feelings from “America first” isolationism, to involvement in the fight against the Axis. ”This is one of the most graphic visual histories ever made” – Frank Capra
FURY IN THE PACIFIC December 7, 1941 “The date that will live in infamy”. It is the day of the early morning surprise attack upon the Honoluli-based American fleet by the Japanese. Some 2,400 men died that morning as six out of eight ships plunged to the watery depths below. Soon thereafter President Roosevelt declared war against Japan.
HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI The tragic story of the atomic bombing of 2 Japanese islands during World War II and the death of half a million people and two cities in a split second flash.