Mr. Capra goes to war Frank Capra's World War II documentaries.
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SummaryDepicting the ravages of combat, the lives of soldiers engaged in battle, as well as those left behind on the home front. These five films that Capra was involved in bringing to the screen are represented in this special edition presented in cooperation with the National Archives.
Prelude to war: Defines the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.
The Battle for Russia (parts 1 & 2): Shows the Russians' resistance to past invaders and their fight against the Nazi invasion threatening their homeland.
The Negro soldier: Traces the role of the Negro soldier in American history from 1776 to 1944. Shows the accomplishments of Negro troops.
Tunisian victory: A pictorial view of the Tunisian campaign of World War II, an important turning point for Allied forces.
Your job in Germany: A training film for U. S. Army Occupation Forces in Germany following World War II. Explains that the German people have been taught the Nazi ideals of racial superiority and German conquest of the world. Advises the American soldiers to be suspicious and to remain aloof from the German people.
ContentsPrelude to war / produced by the War Department S.O.S. ; with cooperation of Research Council Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (52:08)
The battle of Russia. Part I / produced by the War Department, Special Service Division, Army Services Forces ; with the cooperation of the Signal Corps (35:52) - - The battle of Russia. Part II / produced by the War Department, Special Service Division, Army Services Forces ; with the cooperation of the Signal Corps (46:57)
The Negro soldier / the War department presents ; produced by the War Department, Special Service Division, Army Services Forces ; with the cooperation of the Signal Corps (40:23)
Tunisian victory : an official record / The government of the United States and Great Britain present ; produced by British and American Service Film Units (1:16:13) - - Your job in Germany / produced by the Army Pictorial Service for Army Information Branch, Information and Education Division, A.S.F. (14:17).
-- African American troops
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes.
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Stalingrad, Battle of, Volgograd, Russia, 1942-1943.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.
African American soldiers -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Africa, North.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Tunisia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Siege, 1941-1944.
Soviet Union -- History -- German occupation, 1941-1944.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Germany.
Germany -- History -- 1945-1955.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Chicago, IL :Olive Films,2018
1897-1991, film director, film producer.
McBride, Joseph, 1947- commentator.
United States. Army. Services of Supply, production company.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Research Council.
United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division, production company.
United States. Army. Signal Corps, production company.
United States. War Department, presenter.
Great Britain. Army Film and Photo Unit, production company.
United States. Army Pictorial Service, production company.
United States. Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
National Archives (U.S.), presenter.
Glenn Miller Army Air Force Orchestra, performer.
Olive Films, publisher.
The battle of Russia (parts 1 & 2): Music, Army Air Forces Orchestra.
The Negro soldier: Music, Army Air Forces Orchestra.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Prelude to war: "Special Service Division information film #1."
The battle of Russia (parts 1 & 2): "Special Service Division information film #5."
Your job in Germany: "War Department orientation film, official O.F.-8, Information and Education Division, Army Services Forces."
Originally released as motion pictures, 1942-1945.
Running time indicated on container (approx. 310 min.) includes bonus program; feature running time is 266 min.
Special features: "Frank Capra: Why we fight," an analysis of Frank Capra's war documentaries by Joseph McBride; Introductions to each of the five Capra war documentaries by Joseph McBride.
DVD; NTSC; all regions; full screen and widescreen presentation, 1.33:1 and 1.78:1 aspect ratios; mono.
2 videodiscs (266 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in.