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|Back the Attack - How we were mobilized to battle the enemy during World War Two American British Wartime Propaganda Motion Pictures |
Genres: Action & Adventure, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
BACK THE ATTACK, an original archival film anthology, is a sobering, yet entertaining, historical document chronicling the songs, sensitivities, sentimentalities, and tragedies of the Second World War (1939-1945); and the ... more »
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Well-balance effective DVD.
Chris Buchman | Gobles, Michigan. | 12/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As co-creator/producer of this DVD I should like to share a Review which appeared in The School Library Journal, May 2008.
B A C K T H E A T T A C K
DVD. 2:40 hrs. Prod. by Blue Mouse Studio.
The content of this superb documentary is made unmistakably clear with its lengthy but lucid subtitle: "How We Were Mobilized to Battle the Enemy During World War Two; American & British Propaganda Motion Pictures 1940-1945." In an era before television and other mass media outlets shaped public opinion, the neighborhood movie theatre served as a principal source of information on the events of the day through the use of the infamous newsreels and government-produced films. The producers of this comprehensive program have gathered a sampling of those films which illustrate the types of messages received by the public. Each half of the chapter-accessible program is divided into five sections with a variety of subjects; some films were intended to provide information on the background and the ongoing conduct of the war, while others gave insights into the massive industrial movements occurring in both countries as well as the seemingly insignificant roles which individuals could play in the war effort, often including a plea for the purchase of more war bonds. Other segments lightened the mood with moments of comedy, including a particularly clever musical revision of a Nazi military parade; countering that is an anti-Japan propaganda clip that includes footage of the bayoneting of Chinese babies. A bonus section offers a few tracks of wartime music, political parodies, a BBC radio broadcast by Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret during the 1940 blitz of London, and a German propaganda broadcast. A well-balanced, effective production.--Dwain Thomas,
School Library Journal"