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American propaganda film to educate US soldiers going to France

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0971 | Film ID: 914

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 3: French peasants hide their parachutes and a French priest (actor) hides the fliers and tells them of the French defeat. The fliers are secreted back across the English Channel. French soldiers retreat as the Germans advance. Gen. Petain calls for collaboration with Germany. General de Gaulle broadcasts a call for continued French resistance and speaks to French officers on a warship. Petain visits Hitler. Germans execute French hostages and send Frenchmen to Germany as slave laborers.


Film Title
A Salute to France
Duration
00:08:25
Date
Production:  1945
Locale
England
France
Germany
Language
English
Genre/Form
Feature.
Propaganda.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
 
Record last modified: 2020-02-04 10:39:00
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