This is a pretty interesting World War II infantry training film. See, an American takes two Japanese soldiers hostage. He’s furious that they killed so many of his men. But they respond that th
This 1945 Army training film about how soldiers should not eat “native foods” is both amusing and, well, racist. That Vienna sausages are supposed to be the safe food here is a bit disturb
World War II did not lead to a wave of great literature, especially given its overwhelming importance in the twentieth century. But it sure led to a wave of great film. Perhaps no other event has so d
On June 7, 1943, 16 black workers at Buckeye Cotton Oil Company in Memphis, a Proctor & Gamble owned operation, went on a wildcat strike in protest of continued workplace discrimination despite fe
I have long been fascinated with World War II movies. Unlike literature, where the war didn’t lead to as many great works as one might think, there are an amazing number of astounding World War
Female machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer On September 19, 1945, 24 fired female employees of the Lindstrom Tool and Toy Company in Bridgeport
The Los Angeles Times is subject to a lot of outrage right now for printing letters to the editor that defended placing Japanese-Americans into concentration camps during World War II. What would caus
I love the films produced by the military in World War II. Here is Mission Accomplished, a short 1943 film about the success of the B-17.