The road to World War II

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  • A 16-part series that examines the events between the end of World War I in 1918 and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 through newsreels, soundtracks, and archival footage.


  • Originally produced as a television series in 1978.
  • Special features include over 50 Hearst newsreels.
  • DVD ; NTSC ; region 0 encoding.


  • Disc 1. Versailles: The lost peace -- Return to isolationism -- The first SALT talks -- Disc 2. Radio, racism and foreign policy -- The Great Depression and foreign affairs -- Disc 3. FDR and Hitler: The rise to power. -- FDR and Hitler: The dynamics of power -- Disc 4. America in the Pacific -- The recognition of Russia -- Latin America -- Disc 5. The Italian-Ethiopian war -- The Spanish Civil War -- The phony war -- Disc 6. FDR and Churchill -- Japan invades China -- War comes to Pearl Harbor
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