- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color and Black & White
- Released: June 25, 2002
- Label: MPI Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
"Allies at War" is a historical documentary about the relationship between Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle and Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. On June 17th 1943, President Roosevelt wrote to Prime Minister Churchill; "I am fed up with de Gaulle, there is no possibility of working with him. We must divorce ourselves from de Gaulle because he has proven unreliable, uncooperative and disloyal to both our governments." It was an astonishing thing to say, at the height of battle, about an ally. Yet this was no on-off remark. Throughout the war, out of the glare of propaganda newsreel films, the relationship between the three western leaders was stormy, deceitful and rancorous. Even today it remains the subject of a cover-up. The British Public Records Office will still not release the files on MI5's wartime surveillance of de Gaulle.
The relationship between the leaders of the Allied Forces in World War II were contentious, to say the least. Presdient Roosevelt brought the United States into the war while being reviled by France's Charles de Gaulle and Britain's WInston Churchill got along with neither leader particularly well either. This PBS special examines the difficult relationships that brought the Allied Powers to victory.
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