Prelude to War

Prelude to War (American Propaganda) (DVD-123)



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Product Description

This is a US Government film, produced by the US Army Signal Corps and it is jammed full of propaganda as to why the United States entered World War II on the side of the Allies…..heavy propaganda.

The film states that it was not because of December 7th at Pearl Harbor, but rather it was because of Pearl Harbor along with sympathy for Great Britain, France, China, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Poland, Holland, Greece, Belgium, Albania, Yugoslavia, Russia and many other reasons.  This DVD is the very old standard “Good Guys vs. Bad Guys” as we all saw in the 1930’s and 1940’s movies – cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians – always good against evil… decided by the film producers in those movies, and by the US Government in this one.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, the Americans are the “Good Guys” and naturally, the “Bad Guys” are shown to be Mussolini, Hitler and Hirohito, attempting to enslave the entire world.  It was great propaganda back then and most believed it – some do even today.

There is a lot of actual combat in this DVD, most from captured German, Italian and Japanese films.  In addition, there are lots of military parades, marching with stirring patriotic music – American, German, Italian and Japanese.  It is a cross section of the forces portrayed in this film.

A heavy dose of propaganda mixed with lots of combat footage.


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