The World at War (1973–1976)
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On Our Way: U.S.A. - 1939-1942 

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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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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George Ball ...
Himself - Roosevelt Administration
Vannevar Bush ...
Himself - Adviser to Roosevelt
Masataka Chihaya ...
Himself - Japanese Navy
J. Lawton Collins ...
Himself - Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division at Guadalcanal (as General Lawton Collins)
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Himself - Radio Commentator
James Doolittle ...
Himself - B-25 Raid on Japan (as General James Doolittle)
Mitsuo Fuchida ...
Himself - Aerial Commander
John Kenneth Galbraith ...
Himself - Roosevelt Administration
Minoru Genda ...
Himself - Planned Midway Invasion
Averell Harriman ...
Himself - Roosevelt's Roving Ambassador
John J. McCloy ...
Himself - Roosevelt's Assistant Secretary of War
Isamu Noguchi ...
Himself - Japanese-American 1941
Paul Samuelson ...
Himself - Roosevelt Administration
Richard Tregaskis ...
Himself - War Correspondent
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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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12 December 1973 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Richard Tregaskis died on August 15, 1973, almost four months before this episode was broadcast. See more »

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