Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dim the Lights & Get the Popcorn.... Watch World War II Newsreels

Settle back into your easy chair... or rather computer chair... for a special screening of World War II Movie Reels.

"United News" Newsreels, were produced produced by the U. S. Office of War Information (OWI) from 1942-1946. These 10 minute motion picture propaganda films, promoted patriotism and were shown in movie theatres across the United States and in foreign countries.

And now they're showing on line on your computer at Ancestry.com. All 267 of them.

See Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Joe Lewis, Bing Crosby, James Cagney, Judy Garland, Harpo Marx, Mickey Rooney and other celebrities. And, General McArthur, President Roosevelt, General Eisenhower, Henry Ford, J. Edgar Hoover, General Patton, Walt Disney, Eddie Rickenbacker, Winston Churchill, and many others

Watch Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima, see bombs and artillery shells splatter the terrain, generals inspect the troops and witness as Japanese officials sign the final surrender.

View the newsreels: WWII ‘United News’ Newsreels, 1942-1946

Bring a lot of popcorn.