About The Film
Some of Hollywood’s famed filmmakers risk everything in a patriotic campaign to mobilize America behind the war effort. Seeking to thwart Hitler’s pervasive propaganda, the U.S. government enlisted cinematic storytellers to rally the troops and galvanize the public. As major studios crank out anti-Nazi narratives, documentary crews are dispatched to the battlefield to collect tales of heroism. Having emigrated from Europe, iconic Jewish moviemakers such as William Wyler and Billy Wilder went to war zones to capture harrowing newsreels heretofore unseen by American audiences. From the frontlines, to aerial battles, to the liberation of the camps, these celluloid chronicles survive as stark reminders of the democratic ideals for which the Allies fought.