Posted by: Rob | January 7, 2010

Old Propaganda Films…

…courtesy of the United States Military.  This one is classic, from 1946, and was presumably shown to the American occupation troops that would be assigned to post World War II Germany.  It’s about ten minutes and is really quite interesting to watch, especially in the context of current times.

The video is courtesy of and the following notes accompany the clip on youtube:

Directed by It’s A Wonderful Life’s Frank Capra and written by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, produced by the United States Information & Education Division of the Army Services Forces in 1946, this authentic film proposes, “War with Germany ends in victory, victory leads to peace … Sometimes … Sometimes not.”

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Ann figures the film probably wasn’t that effective, given how many American soldiers took German brides.

(h/t to


  1. Theodor Geisel?

    “I do not like the Hitler Youth!
    I find all Germans are uncouth!
    They want to rule us, big and small
    I do not like them, no not at all”

    holy crap. fascinating find…

    • Nice riff daisyfae!

  2. “… don’t let the mighty pretty scenery fool you….” I love old propaganda films

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