Archives of War: Volume 2 - World War II - The Leaders (1999)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, World History  |   Run Time - 124 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This film is the second part in a six-part series on the history of American involvement in wars of the 20th century. Using only vintage newsreels for a touchstone, this installment focuses attention on the leaders of the various nations involved in World War II. There are clips of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito, the representatives of the Axis powers. The viewer also sees clips from speeches by Allied leaders Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Presented in its entirety, is Roosevelt's speech to the joint sessions of Congress regarding the attack on Pearl Harbor, "a date which will live in infamy."




dictator, General, leader, military-leader, Prime-Minister, war