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America and the Mob: Wartime Friends   -  Discontinued


America and the Mob: Wartime Friends


Item Number:
AAE-113910
Price:
 
Format:
DVD
Length:
50 min.
Copyright:
n/a
Closed Caption:
Yes
Producer:
A & E Entertainment
Summary:
At the beginning of WWII, America wasn't yet fighting, but her support for the Allies was clear. The 1941 Lend-Lease Act enabled FDR to ship weapons and essential materials to England. But were U.S. harbors being watched? In 1942, fire broke out on The Normandie, a luxury liner turned troop carrier. Was it Nazi sabotage? Decades later, Lucky Luciano claimed the Mafia had burnt The Normandie, and in the aftermath struck a protection deal with the government to prevent further "Nazi sabotage".




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