The World at War – Documentary – S1, Ep7 – On Our Way: U.S.A. 1939-1942

On Our Way: U.S.A. 1939-1942

Although those in the know figured it was just a matter of time, the United States only reluctantly participated in World War 2. But it was not a foregone conclusion that the United States would side against both Germany and Japan. Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor precipitated a quick decision. But in Germany’s case a long series of mutual provocations, some intended, some not, gradually turned the United States against Germany.