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Blacks In The Military

A collection of rare and historic government-issued propaganda films depicting the history of African Americans in the military.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 19 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) English

Description by OLDIES.com:

Produced by the War Department, these films deal with the historical contributions of African-Americans to the American military as well as detailing opportunities for blacks to join the fight for freedom in World War II.

The Negro Soldier: A baptist minister addresses his congregation with a rousing account of the outstanding contributions of blacks to American arms and society from revolutionary times to the present. He urges his congregants to contribute to the current fight to preserve freedom. 1944.

The Navy Steward: This fascinating study describes the duties and essential role played by the navy steward in America's maritime war effort. 1955.

The Negro Sailor: A newspaper reporter follows "Bill Johnson" from induction, through basic training and ultimately, actual combat in this stirring call to arms, urging African-Americans to throw their might behind the battle to preserve democracy in the raging global conflict. 1945.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Military | War

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 11,392
  • UPC: 089218567499
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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