War Comes to America

Synopsis: In this final installment of the "Why We Fight" propaganda series, the subject focuses on the United States of America. We learn of its good qualities and the things worth fighting for. With that established, we learn of the history of the United States' population shifting opinion towards siding with the Allies against the Axis until the attack on Pearl Harbour which brought America into full scale involvement in the war.
Genre: Documentary, War
Production: U.S. Army Pictorial Services
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.2
NOT RATED
Year:
1945
70 min
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Not the best people or the worst,

...not the rich people or the poor,

but "We the people..."

All the people.

Proclaim liberty throughout all the land,

unto all the inabitants thereof"

In this brotherhood America was born.

One nation, indivisible, with liberty

and justice for all.

It began as 13 states along

the Atlantic seaboard.

We pushed along the Allegiances,

the Ohio River,

...the Mississippi, the last far

range of the distant Rockies.

We carried freedom with us.

No aristocratic classes here.

No King, no Nobel, or Prince.

No State Church, no courts,

no parasites.

No divine right of man to rule man.

Here humanity was making a clean

fresh start from scratch.

Behind we left new states. Chips of

the old block, woven together by freedom.

Until finally we were one nation.

A land of hope and opportunity that

had risen out of a skeptical world.

A light was shining.

Freedom's light.

From every country and every climb, men saw that

light and tuned their faces towards it."

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled

masses yearning to breathe free...

...the wretched refuge of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-toots to me.

I lift my lamp beside the golden door"

As stranger to one another we came,

and built a country.

And the country built us into Americans.

The sweat of man from all nations,

was poured out to build a new.

The sweat of our first Shepard,

the English, the Scots,

...the Dutch, building the workshop

of New England.

And the Italian in the sulfur mines

of Louisiana.

Of the Frenchmen and the Swiss in

the vineyards of California and New York state.

Of the Dane, the Norwegian, the Swede.

Seeding the good earth to make

the mid-west bloom with grain.

Of the Pole and the Welsh.

Of the Negro harvesting cotton

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Julius J. Epstein

Julius J. Epstein (August 22, 1909 – December 30, 2000) was an American screenwriter, who had a long career, best remembered for his screenplay – written with his twin brother, Philip, and Howard E. Koch – of the film Casablanca (1942), for which the writers won an Academy Award. It was adapted from an unpublished play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, written by Murray Bennett and Joan Alison. more…

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