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The Home Front (1943)

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A homesick Pvt. Snafu learns that his family are almost as commited to the war efforts as himself.

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Pvt. Snafu / Narrator / Sally Lou's Lover / Technical Ferry - First Class / Cat / Horse / Grandpa (voice) (uncredited)
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A homesick Pvt. Snafu learns that his family are almost as commited to the war efforts as himself.

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Technical Fairy First Class: Brass Monkeys it's cold!
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unfortunately, they don't tell us how to do these sorts of things anymore
17 July 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Whenever I see a WWII-themed cartoon - whether a Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoon or a Pvt. Snafu cartoon - it reminds me that the government no longer tells us to actually contribute things to the war effort (except of course to get killed). "The Home Front" portrays Snafu in a miserably cold setting assuming that his friends and family are sitting pretty; specifically that grandpa is watching a striptease! But then, a sort of guardian angel appears and shows Snafu by TV that everyone is contributing to the war effort.

So, it was wartime propaganda, but a clever form thereof. Not to mention that some of the stuff here would have been R-rated for the era (of course, these shorts didn't get shown in theaters). Worth seeing.


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