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The Infantry Blues (1943)

Pvt. Snafu complains about being assigned to the infantry only to learn that other branches have their own problems.

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Pvt. Snafu / Technical Fairy - First Class (voice) (uncredited)
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Private Snafu complains about being stuck as an infantryman until his magic sidekick shows him that other military branches have their own problems. Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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Army - Navy Screen Magazine #11 See more »

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[first lines]
Pvt. Snafu: Oh, the Air Force gets the glory and the Navy gets the cheers, but all the dogface ever gets is mud behind the ears.
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Followed by Secrets of the Caribbean (1945) See more »

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Mademoiselle from Armentières
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aka "Hinky Dinky Parlez Vous"
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"This kind of work just ain't my beat. I wish to hell I'd joined the fleet!"
21 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

A fun Private Snafu short made for use by the U.S. Army during World War II. This one has Snafu complaining that the infantry does all the grunt work while the other branches of the military have easier jobs and get all the glory and respect. So Snafu's personal fairy seen in many of the other Snafu shorts tries to set him straight by showing him how the Tank Corps, Air Force, and Navy have it rough, too. The point being that we're all in this together and each of us doing our part, an important reminder during wartime when low morale could be a major problem. Directed by Chuck Jones, with nice black & white animation. The action scenes are great. Solid voice work from the always reliable Mel Blanc. This is a very enjoyable cartoon from an entertaining and often risqué series (as evidenced again here with some swearing allowed, something you'd never see at the time in a cartoon available to the public).


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