Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, America was rife with rumors about the size of Japan's armed forces and how well-equipped they were to wage war against the U.S. Using animation, ...
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Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, America was rife with rumors about the size of Japan's armed forces and how well-equipped they were to wage war against the U.S. Using animation, the first part of this film dispels these rumors by showing that the U.S. had more raw materials and more fighting ships. The narrator also cautions moviegoers against spreading rumors (which are often initiated by enemy infiltrators to create fear and dissention) and believing everything they read in the newspapers. Just because "they say" something, that doesn't make it true. Written by
David Glagovsky <email@example.com>
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Narrator Nesbitt identifies Hitler and Chaing Kai-Shek. See more »
A short movie, made for wartime informational / morale-building purposes. Shows how gossip-mongers undermine the morale of the population, spreading false, negative information and other rumours. Debunks many of the rumours of the time, eg US vs Japanese fleet strengths in the Pacific, and rather methodically sets out the argument that the Allies are stronger, militarily and resources-wise, and will thus win the war.
Quite well made and very convincing. Some of it is propaganda but much of it is unadulterated fact. The narration and gossip-mongering scenes are pretty good too, and quite funny at times.
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