"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements.
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.
Documentary about the 25th and last bombing mission of a B17, the "Memphis Belle". The "Memphis Belle" took part in a great bombing raid on sub-pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany. On their way ... See full summary »
James A. Verinis
The final entry in a trilogy of films produced for the U.S. government by John Huston. This documentary film follows 75 U.S. soldiers who have sustained debilitating emotional trauma and ... See full summary »
This film was made for the US government to show agents and soldiers going on missions behind enemy lines. Because it was never intended to be shown to the public, it really isn't fair to give this one a numerical score....so I'll forgo it in this case.
The film is a rather dry* but comprehensive film teaching potential agents what to do and what not to do during their undercover missions. You get lots of advice and numerous examples. How good or bad this is actually is hard to tell. What I do know is that today it makes for fascinating viewing--probably more to me than most as I am a retired history teacher and film nut! The only thing that didn't make much sense is that most everyone in the film LOOKS and SOUNDS just like typical Americans. Odd...
*Like the Private Snafu cartoons, since it was NOT intended to be seen by children and women, the short is peppered with cursing.
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