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The Homefront (1985)

 -  Documentary | War  -  March 1985 (USA)
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The Homefront tells the story of the American people during World War II.

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The Homefront tells the story of the American people during WWII: how they lived, what they thought, and how they were forever changed. Photo albums, 1940s newsreels, cartoons, snippets of Hollywood films and evocative period music bring history to life. The music is particularly infectious, from Billy Holiday's plaintive "I'll be Seeing You" to the toe-tapping "Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition." These cinematic elements are blended with dramatic personal reminiscences of a wide cross-section of Americans, to whom these were the worst or the best years of their lives, but in every case the most memorable. Viewers will be fascinated and moved by the memories of a Gold Star Mother, defense plant workers, Japanese internment victims, soldiers called up, and others. The Homefront also brings to light the changes, mostly dramatic but often subtle, that the war brought to American society: the movement of many from small towns to cities, the rise of the military-industrial complex, ... Written by Anonymous

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An Excellent Documentary
21 February 2003 | by (Gresham, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

As a history teacher, I highly recommend this wonderful summary of the US homefront during WWII. Utilizing interviews from those left behind during the conflict, The Homefront makes the case that the war impacted the US in a multitude of ways...not all military. Personal, poignant moments are shared by soldiers called up, children too young to go, moms who lose sons, women who lose boyfriends (either to the war or to subsequent divorce), women and blacks who finally get their occupational opportunity, and others as they look back from the early 1980's and reflect on how that war changed their lives. Music from the period is interspersed with the reflections and contemporary footage, both motion and still, in ways both instructional and emotional; some of the tunes are remembered fondly by those interviewed (be sure to watch through all the credits!). 88 minutes is long for high schoolers, but when broken into two sessions it is very effective, especially when teamed with a question-and-answer review.


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