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World War II: The Propaganda Battle

DVD

58 minutes
Source: Social Studies School Services

Bill Moyers examines the role that propaganda played in the course of events during World War II, where mass media was used for the first time in history to influence the hearts and minds of both Germans and Americans. He interviews two key “propagandists”—Frank Capra, who created the Why We Fight series; and Fritz Hippler, the chief Nazi filmmaker. This is an excellent piece that can be used in a variety of discussions and in conjunction with Triumph of the Will or the Propaganda Slides.

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