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Idea-Weapons: Documentary Propaganda

Jeffrey Geiger

in American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621477
eISBN:
9780748670796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621477.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 focuses on propaganda documentaries of the Second World War, when documentary took a dominant public role extending far beyond any it had played before. This era's marriage of propaganda ... More


War Films: Mrs. Miniver (1942), Memphis Belle (1944), Thunderbolt (1945)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles Wyler's activities during World War II — his early attempts to join the military (which were rebuffed), his involvement with Frank Capra on “The Why We Fight” series, his work ... More


A High-Octane Outfit

Steven Casey

in The War Beat, Europe: The American Media at War Against Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190660628
eISBN:
9780190660659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History, American History: 20th Century

When the newspaper correspondents were grounded after Robert Post’s death, the Eighth Air Force exploited the opportunity to publicize the air war on its own terms. Major General Ira C. Eaker, the ... More


Tar Heel Heroes

Julian M. Pleasants (ed.)

in Home Front: North Carolina during World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054254
eISBN:
9780813053028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054254.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

North Carolina sent some 372,325 into service and 7,100 of those veterans lost their lives in service. Seven North Carolinians won the Congressional Medal of Honor. One was the bombardier on the ... More


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