7.1/10
719
10 user 1 critic

The Nazis Strike (1943)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short, War | 1943 (USA)
The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war.

Directors:

Frank Capra (uncredited), Anatole Litvak (uncredited)
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Why We Fight (1942)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolay Cherkasov
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Stars: General Bergeret, Karl Brandt, Winston Churchill
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Part VII of the "Why We Fight" series of wartime documentaries. This entry attempts to describe the factors leading up to America's entry into the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Stars: Dean Acheson, General Bergeret, A.A. Berle
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller
Stars: Douglas Bader, Arno Breker, Winston Churchill
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Stars: Claire Chennault, Kai-Shek Chiang, Madame Chiang
San Pietro (1945)
Documentary | Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Director John Huston documents the Battle of San Pietro Infine in December 1943.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Mark W. Clark, John Huston
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Directors: Frank Capra, Hugh Stewart, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Leo Genn, Burgess Meredith, Bernard Miles
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann
Documentary | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Gertrude Elise Ayer, Richmond Barthé, Erich Borchmeyer
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary on the 25th bombing mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 in the US 8th Air Force.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Stanley Wray, Robert Morgan, James A. Verinis
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This brief documentary-style film presents the status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World War by means of a visual diary for a baby boy born in September, 1944. Narration ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Jennings
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Myra Hess, John Gielgud
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Eduard Benes ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Neville Chamberlain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Clementine Churchill ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Galeazzo Ciano Galeazzo Ciano ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Édouard Daladier ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Léon Degrelle Léon Degrelle ... Himself - Leader: Rexist Party, Belgium (archive footage) (uncredited)
Anthony Eden ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hermann Göring ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Konrad Henlein Konrad Henlein ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rudolf Hess ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Heinrich Himmler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Walter Huston ... Narrator (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

In this installment of the Why We Fight propaganda film series, we see the events of Nazi Germany's diplomatic and military acts of international aggression. One by one, we learn of the Nazi's consistently underhanded and relenting violation of every promise of peace and exploitation of their foes's attempts of appeasement until the invasion of Poland September of 1939 which led to Britain and France finally taking an armed stand against Hitler. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nazi Strike: Blitzkrieg! See more »

Filming Locations:

Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

U.S. War Department See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is in the public domain; it was never registered or renewed. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: To the German geopolitician, the world is not made up of men and women and children, who live and love and dream of better things. It is made up of only two elements: labor and raw materials.
See more »

Connections

Follows Why We Fight (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Polonaise in A Major
by Frédéric Chopin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Part 2 of 7
11 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Nazis Strike, The (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Part two of a seven film series taking a look at WW2. The film was produced by the American government so there's plenty of flag waving and the documentary is certainly one sided but that's to be expected since it's goal was to get people behind the war. It's a bit too over-dramatic for its own good but various executions and other deaths are quite disturbing to see. These real death scenes are something that were in a lot of this WW2 shorts. All of the Capra directed films are worth seeing as are the WW2 shorts by John Ford.


3 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed