Monthly Archive: March 2017

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Disney & World War II: Education for Death

Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi was one of two shorts released in 1943. The other was, Der Fueher’s Face. The latter was more satirical and made more of a mockery out of Adolf Hitler than the former, which hit audiences the hardest it featured the indoctrination of Germany’s youth.

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Analysis: One of Ours

In Willa Cather’s One of Ours, a complex picture of an idealistic young man troubled by his upbringing and quest to find his place in the world emerges through the back drop of World War I. Written in 1923, the book is just five years removed from the end of the war.

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They Used Cameras: The Story of Hollywood and World War Two

They were at the height of their careers. But they dropped it all to go to war. Their weapon of choice: their cameras. Five Came Back is the title of a new documentary series premiering on Netflix that tells the story of John Ford, Frank Capra, John Huston, George Stevens and William Wyler as they went into the service during World War II.