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Goose-steps into Rhineland and Austria. It lists 22 immigrant nationalities, 19 of them European, and uses the then-current terms " Negro ", " Jap ", and " Chinaman ". Virtually in line with Soviet propaganda, the series was not only screened but widely acclaimed in the Soviet Union.

But as a psychological weapon aimed at destroying the will to resist, it was just as lethal.

Why we fight war comes to

This section of the film concludes with a lengthy paean to American inventiveness, economic abundance, and social ideals. Conversely, it lionizes the courage and sacrifice of the British, Soviets, and Chinese. Capra considered one important idea that had always been in his thoughts: As a result, his goal became to "let the enemy prove to our soldiers the enormity of his cause—and the justness of ours.

However, the results were inconclusive, and theore the effectiveness of the series is still in question. Once conquered, Japan would use China's manpower for the conquest of all Asia.

This was "the straw that broke the camel's back" that caused the United States to enter the war. Anti-Japanese sentiment thus forced the US government to block trade in oil and scrap iron with Japan.

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Giving speeches to both soldier recruits and the American public was no longer effective. Towards the end the film argues in detail to a backdrop of animated maps and diagrams that American involvement in the war was essential in terms of self-defense. German conquest of Russia would add the vast raw materials and the production facilities of another of the world's industrial areas, and of the world's people, another million would be added to the Nazi labor pile. Imposes Nazi dictatorship on Germany. The film ends with the Attack on Pearl Harbor —the film shows how the Japanese negotiators in Washington, led by Saburo Kurusu , were still negotiating with the Americans while the attack was taking place in Hawaii. Surles saw this goal realized when President Franklin D. Through such caul editing, the films compare and contrast the forces of evil with America and its traditional values. However, the results were inconclusive, and theore the effectiveness of the series is still in question. Marshall felt that Signal Corps United States Army was incapable of producing "sensitive and objective troop information films. Why We Fight was edited primarily by William Hornbeck, although some parts were re-enacted "under United States Department of War supervision" if there was no relevant footage available. At Stalingrad, Nazis are put through meat grinder. How our convictions slowly changed from total non-involvement to total commitment as we realized that loss of freedom anywhere increased the danger to our own freedom. This was "the straw that broke the camel's back" that caused the United States to enter the war. The film examines how American public opinion gradually changed from one of isolationism to one of support for the Allied cause, and demonstrates this using a series of Gallup polls.

Army Pictorial Services, the films are in the public domain; all of them are available for download at the Internet Archive. Created by the U. Of the 2 billion people in the world, the Nazis would rule roughly one quarter, the million people of Europe and Africa, forced into slavery to labor for Germany.

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