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The World at War

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Description The U.S. war film "The World at War" is curated from newsreels and "enemy films" in custody of the U.S and includes narration and intertitles contextualizing the history of how WWII developed. "This feature length picture produced by the Office of War Information presents graphically and dramatically the history of a world at war from the invasion of Manchuria on September 18, 1931, to the bombing of Pearl Harbor ten years later." (Supplement to Visual Aids Catalog, Indiana University Extension Division, February 1943, 8) Includes footage of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Infamy" speech.
Creator U.S. Office of War Information Bureau of Motion Pictures
Samuel Spewack
Contributor Samuel Spewack: written and produced by; Gene Milford: film editor; Paul Stewart: Narrator; Gail Kubik: musical score by; Alexander Smallens: conductor
Date Issued 1942
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 43:15
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Temporal Coverage December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor)