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The Nazis Strike (1943)

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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Neville Chamberlain ...
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Clementine Churchill ...
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Galeazzo Ciano ...
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Édouard Daladier ...
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Léon Degrelle ...
Himself - Leader: Rexist Party, Belgium (archive footage) (uncredited)
Anthony Eden ...
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Joseph Goebbels ...
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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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This documentary is the second film in Frank Capra's 'Why We Fight' documentary film series. See more »

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Narrator: The symbols and the leaders change, but Germany's maniacal urge to impose its will on others continues from generation to generation.
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Follows Divide and Conquer (1943) See more »

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Polonaise in A Major
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Americans should watch these films today!,
8 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This great film is composed mostly of documentary footage is currently contained on a DVD along with Prelude to War. The great American filmmaker and story teller Frank Capra made these films which simply and clearly call attention to the main points that caused World War II and Hitler's rise.

Every school child, nay, every American should watch these films today because they are so apropos. History has been repeating itself over and over again! The Lord Chamberlains are still alive and kicking; the tactics used by the Nazis of infiltrating countries through sympathizers and then the Communists and now by Muslim terrorist groups, are still working to these evil group's advantage.

By sitting back and letting Hitler as early as 1935 be aggressive - France, America and England caused over 50 million people's deaths. Americans, French and British today would happily let Hitler do exactly the same thing despite the fact that we should have learned from history what happens when you let dictators break treaties.

These great films may be too simplistic for World War II history buffs. They don't tell the horrors that the Soviet Union caused simply because at the time America was teamed up with them, fighting Hitler. This film does tell the plain facts and motives that led to the terrible war.


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