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Two Down and One to Go (1945)

Documentary short film produced by the U.S. Army, intended to enlighten the American public on the final thrust of the Allied war effort in Europe and on the plans for the return home of American forces.

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Documentary short film produced by the U.S. Army, intended to enlighten the American public on the final thrust of the Allied war effort in Europe and on the plans for the return home of American forces.

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Mildly interesting if seen today.
12 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is one of many government-produced propaganda documentaries made during the war years by the US Army Pictorial Services. Unlike most, however, it came out after the war in Europe was complete--and with the deaths of Hitler and Mussolini, the title "Two Down and One to Go" makes sense. The film is about the need to defeat the Japanese as well as explaining why the US chose to use most of their forces first against the Germans and Italians--though I assume that by 1945 this was not an important argument and it should have been made in films coming out in 1942 and 1943. The film features General George Marshall (the Chief of Staff and man who headed the overall war effort for the US) who does an adequate if uninspired explanation of the final push to defeat Japan--complete with pictures of Japanese atrocities and the justification for their utter defeat. It's all true but propaganda nonetheless, as its goal is squarely to solidify Americans in this task. It's well done but as I said, Marshall himself was not a great man to do this role in the film--though historically speaking, it is pretty fascinating to get a glimpse of the man.


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