History Rediscovered: Prelude to War
The first film in Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series of WWII propaganda movies, "Prelude to War" was created to educate American troops about the necessity of defeating the Axis powers. Hailed as a masterpiece, the passage of time has done little to dissipate its power or importance. It won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 1943.
Starring Walter Huston, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré
Director Frank Capra