“The Thrifty Pig”

    "In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government."   … [Read more...]

Rationing and Recycling

Using various personal WWII narratives, this video documents the ways in which Americans on the homefront contributed significantly to the war effort through rationing and recycling resources. … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Propaganda- 1942

This video produced in 1942 by Warner Bros and was used as  a form of propaganda on the home front. What better way to get a message across that the Nazis are peace trampling nit wits than through a cartoon. Its obvious the pro American sentiment as well as the racist depiction of the Axis leaders. If by the end of the video you had any doubt the purpose behind the video the bit about buying war bonds in order to win the war demonstrates the feelings of pro America and the justness of the war. T … [Read more...]

Warner Brothers-War Bond Promotion

Using a 1941 song, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Elmer Fudd entertained the audience while asking them to buy war bonds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=egWRUdk5VT0 … [Read more...]

Hell-Bent for Election-1944

This wartime cartoon was sponsored and distributed by the United Auto Workers. It was a campaign short that promoted the reelection of F.D.R. (to a fourth term). It told American workers not to “fall asleep at the switch” in the 1944 election. The trains that the two, different engines pulled were their policies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5JskJdvG1Ww … [Read more...]

Army Nurses-Video

In Terkel’s readings, we learned that Betty Basye Hutchinson pursued a career of a nurse rather than one of acting.  She mentioned that once the war started, the government started paying for her and other nurses to get trained.  The video in the link below can show us what World War II was like for Hutchinson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kWcbzOxXxQ … [Read more...]

Anti-Semitism in Soviet Union

This primary source is an interview with a bunch of people who experienced anti-semitism in the Soviet Union around the time of World War II.  It was done by the Boulder Oral History Program at the University of Colorado Boulder.  I think whenever you see that it is done by a University it gives it a little more credibility. Anti-Semtism in Soviet Union … [Read more...]

Rosie the Riveter Song

Here is a clip of the Rosie the Riveter song. It demonstrates the type of propaganda that was popular and encouraged women to participate in labor to help with the war effort. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=55NCElsbjeQ … [Read more...]

My Japan

This 1945 film, having the intent to sell war bonds,  reveals an underlying motive and glimpse into anti-Japanese propaganda. The film provides an insight into many ways in which government attempted to shape public opinion (i.e. spark collective mistrust/hatred) toward the Japanese  during the onset of war. After reading some of the recent interviews I found this film most shocking in revealing the intense racism that was apparently present. In many of the interviews people did not seem to e … [Read more...]

Vietnam War Veteran’s

The primary source that I found this week is from the Library of Congress and their Veterans History Project.  This specific site interviews Vietnam Veterans.  They include people from all different military branches and an array of audio and/or video recordings.  It documents their time in the war and the effects that the war has had on them. Vietnam War Veteran's … [Read more...]