Kind of a weird film made by 20th Century Fox for the OWI. Shows simulated aerial bombardment of an American town, in a "don't act like an ass and your town won't be bombed" sort of way. National Archives description: "Compares the 'war records' of community-minded women on the home front with those of selfish women who refuse to assist the war effort. Some roll bandages, aid in nursery school operation, hostess at U.S.O. dances, and knit sweaters for servicemen. Other women refuse to "sacrifice" time to these endeavors. Dramatizes possible reactions of 'Mrs. Exception' and her cohorts to a sudden air raid on their town."
National Archives Identifier: 38724
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June 22, 2019
Great Short Film, But Distorted File
This is one of my favorite propaganda films of WWII—it really makes homefront contributions to the war seem urgent, and it very much does its job as persuasive propaganda.
Sadly, the file uploaded here is stretched horizontally, and it's driving me absolutely up the wall. The National Archives has this same film on DVD, and that version is completely fine. I wish this free download had as decent quality :(
5 stars for the film, but 3 stars for the video file.