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.
The Private Snafu films were clearly made to be seen by soldiers and not by the general public. Their point was to illustrate important messages to the troops in a humorous manner. In this case, the film is about the importance of not wasting food--though the film didn't turn out to that funny and was actually pretty creepy.
The film begins with a couple of cows falling in love. However, the war arrives and the male cow decides to sacrifice himself for the war effort. So, the cute cow is made into canned meat for the soldiers! However, Snafu is his usual idiotic self and he wastes the food--not appreciating that food is precious.
As I said, this seemed creepy. The idea of the cow's ghost standing there and proudly waiting to see his flesh get eaten must have seemed clever in 1944, but now it seems more like a recruiting film for PETA! Not among the best in the series, that's for sure.
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