WWII Supplemental Learning Materials: Hollywood Goes to War

Due to the available collection, this separate web page of links provides access to more materials related to World War Two. These are items produced by Hollywood to support the war effort. Viewers are advised some images are racist.

Hollywood Movies Go to War

Cartoons Go to War

Cartoons were used as propaganda to inspire military service, purchase of war bonds, maintain morale, and often create a racist image of the enemy.

The "Why We Fight" films

The U.S. Department of War produced these films as propaganda for the American people to understand why war was necessary and why we should support countries countries previously viewed as the enemy such as the Soviet Union.