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The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color

Battlefronts (1942-1944) (#102)

The second episode covers the years 1942 to 1944, from the massive buildup of the country's military and industrial capabilities to preparations for D-Day. Among the many scenes captured in color are the mobilization of women and African Americans on the industrial home front and in the military; the internment of Japanese Americans; training of African-American aviators at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute; the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto; and the boarding of troops onto landing craft bound for Normandy, scene of what was to be the largest amphibious invasion in history. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Witness World War II through rare color film, and read letters from a nation redefining itself.

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