American propaganda film to educate US soldiers going to France
- Film Title
- A Salute to France
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
An American propaganda film produced by the U.S. Office of War Information to educate US soldiers before going to France. Some scenes are staged.
Reel 2: Shows Nazi, fascist, and Japanese leaders and their followers, including Adolf Hitler, Pierre Laval, Oswald Mosley, Fritz Kuhn, Japanese Emperor Hirohito, Rudolph Hess, Julius Streicher, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, and Benito Mussolini. Flashbacks to World War I show the German Kaiser reviewing troops, French posting mobilization orders, the French taxicab army leaving Paris, scenes of the battles at Verdun and Chemin des Dames, Lloyd George conferring with Clemenceau, scenes of British battles at Paaschendale and Ypres and the Somme, arid of US battles at Chateau Thierry, the Argonne, Belleau Wood, and Cantigny. Personages include French Generals Joffre and Foch, British Gen. Haig, Gen. Pershing, and President Wilson. Flashbacks of World War II show Goebbels speaking, the German Army invading Poland and France, German planes strafing refugees, and Russian and US troops marching. An Allied plane is shot down over France and the fliers parachute to earth.
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