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  • emWar Comes to Americaem
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    War Comes to America

    This 1945 Office of War Information film examines world events leading to the U.S. entry into World War II. Why We Fight is a series of seven films developed by director Frank Capra to…

    888 views
  • emJapanese Relocationem
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    Japanese Relocation

    Milton Eisenhower hosted and narrated this 1943 film that attempts to justify the need to move Japanese Americans from their West Coast homes to internment camps in isolated areas of the…

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  • emThe World at Warem
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    The World at War

    The World at War was a film released in theaters in 1942 that uses newsreel footage and captured Axis film to document Nazi and Japanese military action leading up to the December 7, 1941,…

    1,233 views
  • emKnow Your Allyem
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    Know Your Ally

    This 1943 U.S. Office of War Information film that explores British culture and details events of the United Kingdom’s war against Nazi Germany. This is one in a series of training films…

    396 views
  • emThe Battle of Russiaem
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    The Battle of Russia

    The Battle of Russia is one of seven films in the Why We Fight series created during World War II by Hollywood director and U.S. Army Major Frank Capra. The films were produced by the U.S.…

    1,035 views
  • United News Report on DDay Invasion
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    United News Report on D-Day Invasion

    A U.S. Office of War Information report on D-Day, the June 6, 1944, Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.

    402 views
  • War Victims Find Haven in America
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    War Victims Find Haven in America

    This 1946 Office of War Information newsreel reports on a shipload of refugees from Nazi concentration camps arriving in New York City.

    110 views
  • General De Gaulle Visits the US
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    General De Gaulle Visits the U.S.

    This 1944 newsreel shows scenes of French General Charles De Gaulle’s visit to the U.S. General de Gaulle was met at the Washington, D.C., airport by General Marshall, Admiral King, and…

    421 views
  • emIts Up to Youem
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    It's Up to You

    Short archival film about why rationing was important during World War II. A call to arms film for American citizens to take part in rationing goods.

    177 views
  • Reel America emThe True Gloryem 1945
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    The True Glory

    This 1945 documentary chronicles events in Europe from the June 1944 D-Day invasion through the surrender of Nazi Germany in May of 1945. A co-production of the U.S. Office of War…

    1,044 views
  • emThe War Ends in Europeem
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    The War Ends in Europe

    This 1945 United News reel about Victory in Europe day includes clips of the signing of the surrender and President Truman making the official statement.

    330 views
  • emThe Year 1945em
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    The Year 1945

    A 1945 newsreel from United News titled The Year 1945 gave a retrospective of the year. The many events included the Battle of the Bulge, the death of President Roosevelt, the surrender of…

    351 views
  • emJapan Surrendersem
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    Japan Surrenders

    A 1945 “United News” newsreel from the U.S. Office of War Information titled Japan Surrenders shows an overview of Japan at war in the Pacific since 1931 through the celebration of Japan’s…

    3,701 views
  • emThe War Ends in Europeem
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    The War Ends in Europe

    The U.S. Office of War Information 1945 United Newsreel The War Ends in Europe included a video clip of President Turman’s May 8, 1945, radio announcement of the surrender of Germany and…

    530 views
  • World War II Military Strategy
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    World War II Military Strategy

    Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall explained the decision to defeat Italy and Germany before concentrating on Japan in a 1945 film from the U.S. Office of War Information. The…

    3,222 views