In their campaign to sway American public opinion in the early years of World War II, the British government turned to the most surefire medium they could think of: film. Documentary films like London Can Take It! and Words for Battle gave millions of Americans a glimpse of World War II well before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. To read more about Britain’s propaganda war against America, check out Stephen Budiansky’s article here, or in the May/June 2010 issue of World War II magazine.
London Can Take It! (1940)
Words for Battle (1941)