Why We Fight
Frank Capra was a famous director that entered the army as a major in 1941 to help with the war effort. While in his service he noticed that in the 14 hours of policy discussion and information solders were required to endure, most of the recruits did not understand or retain any or most of the information due to the lack of education in their past. He decided to try and convey this information through film rather than the previous lecture method that was used. He knew he needed to showcase a large level of diversity in order to appeal to all the troops that would be watching these films so it would spawn the maximum amount of patriotism possible. Though Capra had never made a documentary before, he wanted to make sure that the American soldiers knew as much about this war, specifically why the United States was involved and who and what we were fighting for and against.