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WWII on film

By Times staff

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 18, 2001


Here are some World War II releases coming to theaters -- or your home theater:

Pearl Harbor, opens May 25. Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett are best friends who go off to war in what is expected to be a summer blockbuster.

Tora! Tora! Tora! Fox is re-releasing the 1970 film on DVD. It tells the Pearl Harbor story from the Japanese and American points of view and stars Joseph Cotten and Jason Robards.

Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor. This BBC documentary, available on VHS, claims that Franklin D. Roosevelt knew the attack was coming and deliberately sacrificed lives to give the United States an excuse to enter the war.

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