Africa Speaks! (1930)

Hear the hoof-beats of the gnus and see a young boy chased down and killed by a lion (sans the screams) was what “Africa Speaks!”…

The Battle of Russia (1943)

In this installment of the “Why We Fight” propaganda series, we learn about the events on the Russian front of World War II. We learn…

The Battle of Britain (1943)

The narrator describes the fall of France, leaving Britain almost defenceless. British forces are vastly outnumbered, but the British people are calm. The narrator explains that…

Divide And Conquer (1943)

In this episode of the Why We Fight propaganda series, the events from the English and French declarations of war against Nazi Germany to the…

The Nazis Strike (1943)

In this installment of the Why We Fight propaganda film series, we see the events of Nazi Germany’s diplomatic and military acts of international aggression.…

Prelude to War (1942)

In an edit added to the film before public release, a comment by Henry L. Stimson, the Secretary of War at the time, was quoted to create trust…

To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945)

Documentary short film depicting the American assault on the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima and the massive battle that raged on that key island in…

Perversion for Profit (1965)

George Putnam narrates standing in front of a map of the U.S., using large title cards to establish each topic. He argues that moral decay…

Wings for This Man (1945)

The film begins with dramatic footage of aerial combat over Italy, showing an outnumbered American squadron successfully dogfighting a Luftwaffe formation. When the pilots land they step out and are…

That Justice Be Done (1945)

One of the last of the films made under the direction of the War Activities Committee. It is a 10 minute documentary produced under the…

Target Nevada (1951)

Target Nevada established that throughout the early history and development of nuclear weapons, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory began nuclear weapons testing. Two locations were used, the Pacific Proving…

The Negro Soldier (1944)

Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

My Japan (1945)

An odd bit of WWII propaganda in which an obviously Caucasian actor, using a fake Japanese accent, talks about the beauty of his homeland and…

Last Clear Chance (1959)

Idaho police officer Hal Jackson arrives at the funeral for young Frank Dixon, Jr., who has died in a car accident. Hal, a friend of the…

Japanese Relocation (1942)

The film starts by asserting that, while many Japanese-Americans were loyal, in early 1942 the West Coast was a potential combat zone, and the government…

Combat America (1943)

In 1943, in preparation for overseas deployment, 400 pilots and 3,600 crewmen of the 3351st Bombardment Group assemble at a Colorado air base. Arriving in England,…

Birth of the B-29 (1945)

Opening amid scenes of volcanic eruptions, the narrator gives a brief description of the Japanese and their warlike nature, mentioning such concepts as bushido, Hakko ichiu and Shinto,…

Action at Anguar (1945)

This documentary short tracks the 81st Infantry “Wildcat” Division’s first combat operations during the Battle of Angaur (17 September—22 October 1944) in the Palau Islands…

Target for Today (1944)

Documentary about one bombing mission over Germany by the American Eighth Air Force, from the initial planning for the mission through final completion of the…

Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

The film has an unabashedly avant-garde style, and emphasizes that film can go anywhere. For instance, the film uses such scenes as superimposing a shot of a cameraman…

Let There Be Light (1946)

Seventy-five U.S. service members — recent combat veterans suffering from various “nervous conditions” including psychoneurosis, battle neurosis, conversion disorder, amnesia, severe stammering, and anxiety states — are followed in the course of their medical…

Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter (1943)

Most of the film is taken up with a short play in which a young pilot, portrayed by Ronald Reagan, is ordered on reconnaissance missions of…