Private Snafu has a secret: his ship leaves for Africa at 4:30. He's determined to keep it, but bit by bit it slips out, and eventually, the details end up right on Hitler's desk and the ship is engaged.

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Private Snafu / Adolf Hitler / Pigeon / Spies (voice) (uncredited)
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The doltish but self-confident and self-congratulatory Private Snafu is in possession of a military secret during World War II. Over the course of the day, spouting rhymed couplets, he divulges the secret a little at a time to listening Axis spies. He tells his mom some of the secret when he calls her from a phone booth; the rest he spills to a dolly dolly spy who plies him with liquor. Snafu's loose lips put himself at risk. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Opening title screen: "Official Film Misc. 929 War Department". See more »

Quotes

Snafu: It's a cinch to keep a secret, if a feller just takes care.
Moose Head: He's zailing on a troop ship, now vee gotta find out vere!
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You're in the Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones
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One of my favorite Snafu shorts
29 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The flow of the story and gags work perfectly in this one.

All has to do with Snafu trying not to reveal a secret to the spies that are following him.

This was made back when Germany and Japan was the enemy of America. So allot of the spies are mostly German, Japanese or just some sneaky looking fellas.

what also cool is it's the only Snafu cartoon with a cartoon version of Hitler himself.

Please note that this film is banned along with other Snafu shorts due to it having racist stuff on the Japanese.

So I won't recommend showing this to anyone who is Japanese or German to prevent any offending.

besides that it is a great WW2 short.


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