World War II at the Movies
Virginia Lyman Lucas
This tribute to all men and women who serve their country and in particular those who sacrificed bringing about victory over tyranny in WWII, World War II at the Movies contains forty-eight movie commentaries depicting WWII major events, both in Europe and the South Pacific. In addition to reading about WWII major events in chronological order, you'll find out:
- What major movie star who made more than thirty-five Hollywood Westerns was the most decorated soldier of World War II in To Hell and Back
- What famous film star from the '30s and '40s who stars in Command Decision was himself a fighter pilot who flew five combat missions, including one to Germany, as an observer gunner in B-17 Flying Fortresses and left the Army Air Forces with rank of major
- What former US senator was a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, made up of Japanese Americans who fought for their country even while battling prejudice as told in Go for Broke!
- What ethnic group developed an uncrackable military code based on their language and took part in every assault the US Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945, including Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Peleliu, and Iwo Jima