This classic series follows the events that sparked World War II, capturing the drama of the crucial years between the Armistice which ended World War I and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Stunning archival newsreels and soundtracks capture the era of Lucky Lindy, Babe Ruth, and Rudolf Valentino, of bootleg liquor and the Great Depression, of Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill.

    • EPISODE 1

    Versailles: The Lost Peace

    President Wilson's hopes for world peace through collective security clash at Versailles with the harsh old-world politics of Europe, which wanted to punish Germany. The resultant treaty, sows the seeds of World War II. Wilson's mysterious behind-the-scenes advisor, Colonel Edward House, compromises Wilson's ideals. Then, influenza struck Wilson down during a critical period of negotiations.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video

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    President Wilson's hopes for world peace through collective security clash at Versailles with the harsh old-world politics of Europe, which wanted to punish Germany. The resultant treaty, sows the seeds of World War II. Wilson's mysterious behind-the-scenes advisor, Colonel Edward House, compromises Wilson's ideals. Then, influenza struck Wilson down during a critical period of negotiations.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video
    • EPISODE 2

    Return To Isolationism

    The President and the Senate fight for control of American foreign policy: the Senate wins. Wilson is opposed by a powerful coalition of conservatives like Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge. He then embarks on a grueling 8,000 mile train trip to promote the League of Nations and suffers a stroke. Wilson refuses to compromise on the League of Nations and ironically is responsible for its defeat.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video

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    The President and the Senate fight for control of American foreign policy: the Senate wins. Wilson is opposed by a powerful coalition of conservatives like Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge. He then embarks on a grueling 8,000 mile train trip to promote the League of Nations and suffers a stroke. Wilson refuses to compromise on the League of Nations and ironically is responsible for its defeat.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video
    • EPISODE 3

    The First Salt Talks

    In 1921, the world's first major disarmament conference limits the post war arms race, and the most important strategic weapon of the times, the battleship. General Billy Mitchell demonstrates the strength of air power by bombing obsolete battleships in the Chesapeake Bay. While the American military remains unconvinced, the Japanese were impressed as they would later demonstrate at Pearl Harbor.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video

    Prime Video

    In 1921, the world's first major disarmament conference limits the post war arms race, and the most important strategic weapon of the times, the battleship. General Billy Mitchell demonstrates the strength of air power by bombing obsolete battleships in the Chesapeake Bay. While the American military remains unconvinced, the Japanese were impressed as they would later demonstrate at Pearl Harbor.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video
    • EPISODE 4

    Radio, Racism And Foreign Policy

    Disillusioned by the horrors of World War I, the U.S. tries to isolate from the rest of the world. Strict immigration quotas are imposed and a mistrust of foreigners and minorities ushers in an ugly period of racism and ethnic discrimination. The advent of radio helps to project a standard image of the "good American," but at the same time lets in news of foreign nations.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video

    Prime Video

    Disillusioned by the horrors of World War I, the U.S. tries to isolate from the rest of the world. Strict immigration quotas are imposed and a mistrust of foreigners and minorities ushers in an ugly period of racism and ethnic discrimination. The advent of radio helps to project a standard image of the "good American," but at the same time lets in news of foreign nations.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video
    • EPISODE 5

    The Great Depression And Foreign Affairs

    The Depression is a traumatic national experience which shatters U.S. self-confidence and paralyzes foreign policy, thus leading to further isolationism. The world-wide depression gives rise to dictators, but the U.S. is so distracted with domestic problems that it ignores the threat. The London Naval Conference insults Japan and the Japanese invade Manchuria, as a preoccupied U.S. does nothing.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video

    Prime Video

    The Depression is a traumatic national experience which shatters U.S. self-confidence and paralyzes foreign policy, thus leading to further isolationism. The world-wide depression gives rise to dictators, but the U.S. is so distracted with domestic problems that it ignores the threat. The London Naval Conference insults Japan and the Japanese invade Manchuria, as a preoccupied U.S. does nothing.

    • 24 Minutes
    • Prime Video

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Janson Media
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