Propaganda Wars: Japan & the U.S. VHS
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(Aug 20, 2001)
" While their navies clashed in the Pacific, and U.S. Marines advanced on remote atolls defended by fanatically devoted Japanese soldiers, both the U.S. and Japanese governments engaged in a different battle. Through wartime propaganda, they sought to keep their citizens in a frenzy of patriotic fervor. THE PROPAGANDA WARS is a unique look at the films, newsreels and posters that were designed to keep the folks back home fully behind the war effort. See how the American films showed the Japanese as evil, maniacal sadists, while Japanese newsreels countered with an image of Americans as ruthless, uncivilized barbarians. Jointly produced by American and Japanese teams, THE PROPAGANDA WARS features an amazing collection of films that have not been seen for years, and presents a riveting story of the way both nations motivated their citizens to support the war effort through hyperbole, overstatement and exaggeration."