The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war.

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Eduard Benes ...
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Neville Chamberlain ...
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Clementine Churchill ...
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Galeazzo Ciano ...
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Édouard Daladier ...
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Léon Degrelle ...
Himself - Leader: Rexist Party, Belgium (archive footage) (uncredited)
Anthony Eden ...
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Joseph Goebbels ...
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hermann Göring ...
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Konrad Henlein ...
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Rudolf Hess ...
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Heinrich Himmler ...
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In this installment of the Why We Fight propaganda film series, we see the events of Nazi Germany's diplomatic and military acts of international aggression. One by one, we learn of the Nazi's consistently underhanded and relenting violation of every promise of peace and exploitation of their foes's attempts of appeasement until the invasion of Poland September of 1939 which led to Britain and France finally taking an armed stand against Hitler. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Narrator: To the German geopolitician, the world is not made up of men and women and children, who live and love and dream of better things. It is made up of only two elements: labor and raw materials.
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Part 2 of 7
11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Nazis Strike, The (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Part two of a seven film series taking a look at WW2. The film was produced by the American government so there's plenty of flag waving and the documentary is certainly one sided but that's to be expected since it's goal was to get people behind the war. It's a bit too over-dramatic for its own good but various executions and other deaths are quite disturbing to see. These real death scenes are something that were in a lot of this WW2 shorts. All of the Capra directed films are worth seeing as are the WW2 shorts by John Ford.


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