The World at War: Season 1, Episode 7

On Our Way: U.S.A. - 1939-1942 (12 Dec. 1973)

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Although those in the know figured it was just a matter of time, the United States only reluctantly participated in World War 2. But it was not a foregone conclusion that the United States ... See full summary »

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James Doolittle ...
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Minoru Genda ...
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Averell Harriman ...
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John J. McCloy ...
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Isamu Noguchi ...
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Although those in the know figured it was just a matter of time, the United States only reluctantly participated in World War 2. But it was not a foregone conclusion that the United States would side against both Germany and Japan. Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor precipitated a quick decision. But in Germany's case a long series of mutual provocations, some intended, some not, gradually turned the United States against Germany. Written by David Foss

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