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The Enemy Strikes

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Description This 1945 film intended for U.S. civilian audiences uses violent battlefield footage from the fall of 1944 to shame people back home who considered the war over and were returning to a pre-war lifestyle. Scenes show the liberation of Ardennes, France by Allied forces and the German counterattack in the following months. Shots of dead American soldiers are used by the narrator to show how much harder U.S. G.I.'s have it in Europe than those in America complaining about the high cost of goods. Footage recovered from the Nazis depicts German forces planning for and conducting what became known as the Battle of the Bulge.
Creator U.S. War Office
Army Pictorial Services Signal Corps
Date Issued 1945
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 11:54
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Ardennes, France