Wings Up!: Rare Propaganda Films of World War II
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- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: February 13, 2018
- Originally Released: 1943
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Clark Gable & Robert Preston|
Description by OLDIES.com:
THE ARM BEHIND THE ARMY - 1942: "Behind the desks, behind the drawing board, behind the benches, on the assembly lines, American industry is making the greatest production effort in history to supply our armed forces with the weapons of war!" This U.S. Army Signal Corps film spotlights the need for mass production on the home front to match the needs of World War II.
CONQUEST OF THE NIGHT - 1945: Victory in World War II would've been impossible without one of the Allies' greatest weapons – RADAR! See how radar is used to seek and destroy a Japanese cruiser.
BATTLE FOR FRANCE -1941: During WWII, Castle Films president Eugene W. Castle, purveyor of films for the 16mm home-movie market, declared, "Castle Films will regularly release...war episodes as frequently as stirring events justify them." The tragic fall of France in the face of the Axis Powers is documented here.
BOMBS OVER EUROPE -1941: "You can own a complete record of the war from Castle Films!" screamed magazine ads in WWII. Bombs Over Europe is one of the 37 reels they released over the course of the war, in which we see German air power wreaking havoc in Denmark, Norway, Holland, and Belgium.
NEWS THRILLS OF 1943: Yanks bomb Ploe?ti oil fields in Romania! Italy surrenders!
MacARTHUR LIBERATES MANILA -1944: General Douglas MacArthur's liberation of Manila from Japanese forces is thrillingly captured on film.
THE FIGHTING U.S. MARINES - 1943: Cadets are shown training in this documentary short subject from Castle Films.
BONUS: THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR II - 1960: This installment of TV's Milestones of the Century recaps the buildup to World War II, from Hitler's takeover of Germany to the foreboding signing of the Nazi-Soviet Pact. Narrated by Ed Herlihy.