|Divide and Conquer: This entry in the Why We Fight series recounts the defeats of Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, and France by the seemingly invincible German Army, as seen in dramatic footage from both sides of the battle.|
The Battle of Britain: This film uses exclusive Army footage and captured Nazi film to portray the indomitable spirit of the heroic Londoners during the blitz by the Luftwaffe, and to outline Adolf Hitler's six-point plan to annihilate England.
The Battle of China: This film illustrates Japan's occupation of China, including Madame Chiang Kai-Shek's stirring address before Congress, the Rape of Nanking, the Great 2,000-mile migration, and Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers.
War Comes to America: The final film follows the gradual shift of opinion from isolationism to support for the war, and spotlights Edward R. Murrow reporting from a blitzed London and Charles Lindbergh arguing against helping England.
The World at War: The events between 1931 and 1941 that drew the U.S. inexorably into war are shown in dramatic detail, starting with the Japanese incursion into Manchuria and ending with the attack on Pearl Harbor.
America: The War Years, 1941: Even before Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7th, America was providing war materials to its fellow Democracies fighting aggression, and its young men were answering the call to national service.
America: The War Years, 1942: By the time we entered the war, the Nazi blitzkrieg had flattened France, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, and Luxembourg, and now the Japanese were overwhelming our possessions in the Pacific.
To the Shores of Iwo Jima: Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard cameramen document the heroic struggle for Iwo Jima in rare color footage, from the "softening up" of the tiny Pacific island to the now-famous flag-raising by the Marines.
The Battle of Midway: The pivotal Battle in the Pacific, Midway was also the first filmed in color, from the dawn alarm and the action at sea to the tracking down of the remaining Japanese fleet. A must-see for World War II fans.
Global War: In an objective, unsentimental manner, this film documents the Army's wartime efforts in 1943, from Patton's Army marching up through Sicily to the Collapse of Mussolini and events in the Pacific theater.
Editor's Note10 films are included on this collection of World War II-themed movies. Among them are: THE WORLD AT WAR, which documents the events in Japan between 1931 and 1941; AMERICA THE WAR YEARS, 1941, about the recruitment of American soldiers; AMERICA THE WAR YEARS, 1942, follows the entrance of America into the war; TO THE SHORES OF IWO JIMA charters a legendary battle; THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY presents a battle raging in the Pacific; GLOBAL WAR is an overview of the major talking point to occur on the battlefield; DIVIDE AND CONQUER looks at some of the major European victories for the German army; THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN offers footage of London's struggle against the Nazi regime; THE BATTLE OF CHINA involves Japan's occupation of China; and, finally, WAR COMES TO AMERICA illustrates how America became involved.