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Prelude to War

United States, 1943


The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

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Prelude to War Directed by Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1943 | Winner: Best Documentary

National Board of Review

1943 | Winner: Best Documentary

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1943 | Winner: Special Award

National Film Preservation Board

2000 | Winner: National Film Registry

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