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WW II: War on the Homefront
WW II War on the Homefront
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     5hr 53min

"The story of World War II and America's part in it is best told through the sights and sounds of history as it happened. This is the real war, documented in priceless strings of pictures and streams of sound, as chosen by...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, World War II
Studio: Topics Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 5hr 53min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Robert M. Bonnett | towson, md. | 05/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"One previewer expected newsreels and war footage but its really about how Americans were asked and expected to figh a civilian war at home with rations and buying bonds and preparing for any attacks. The interesting part of this series is seeing the many directors and stars of the time doing these little films that were probably shown in theaters. If your courious how it really was this is the set for you..I enjoyed it very much. Beware this is not modern day dolby surround sound."
War on the Homefront
P. R. Templer | Durham UK | 02/09/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If one wishes to know what the war was really like on the homefront in America, do NOT BUY this DVD collection. I expected it to be newsreel footage from the war years together with hopefully an informed linking commentary.
The films included are almost all Government instructional or promotional films hoping to persuade the public to buy war bonds etc. Laudable as their purpose might have been, when originally produced - they tell us almost nothing about the War on the Homefront.
Buy a book instead - that's what I did."