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  • All fields: United States. Office of War Information
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    • Farmer At War

    • World War, 1939-1945--Food supply; Agriculture--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
    • Tells how Lancaster County, Pennsylvania farmers managed by longer hours and neighborhood cooperation to increase their production of food during World War II.
    • Campus On The March

    • Universities and colleges--United States
    • Shows wartime activities in colleges and universities of the United States in preparing students for war in 1942.
    • Right of Way

    • World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies; World War, 1939-1945--Transportation;
    • Follows a troop train, a freight train, and a truck rushing to deliver men and supplies to a ship convoy in 1943. Explains the reasons for transportation shortages in wartime.
    • Men and the Sea

    • World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations; Merchant mariners--United States; Merchant marine--United States
    • Shows how U.S. merchant seamen were trained in seamanship, signaling, gunnery, radio operation, etc. during World War II.
    • Suggestion Box

    • World War, 1939-1945--United States; Suggestion systems
    • Explains how seemingly minor ideas can improve wartime production.
    • When Work Is Done

    • Housing--Alabama--Sylacauga; Sylacauga (Ala.)--Social life and customs
    • Tells how Sylacauga, Alabama, a small town crowded with war plant workers in 1944, solved its housing and recreation problems.
    • Black Marketing

    • World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States; Black market--United States
    • Dramatization of a typical case taken from the files of the Office of Price Administration, showing the operation of a black market and its defeat by cooperative efforts of the public and law-enforcement officials.
    • Prices Unlimited

    • Rationing; Price regulation--United States
    • Presentation of what would happen to prices if there were no rationing and price controls.
    • Challenge To Democracy

    • World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians
    • Shows how the United States government handled 110,000 persons of Japanese descent who were evacuated from the Pacific coast by the Army in 1942 and transferred to barrack cities.
    • Calls That Cure

    • Telephone--United States; Military hospitals--United States
    • Shows the telephone center and the bedside telephone service in a U.S. Army hospital. Discusses the beneficial effects on the soldiers of receiving telephone calls from home and advises families at home how to handle these important calls.
    • Town, The

    • City and town life--Indiana--Madison; Madison (Ind.)--Social life and customs
    • Shows life in an American town, Madison, Ind., and explains the democratic characteristics of the social and civic life of the people.
    • Youth Farm Volunteers

    • United States. Department of Agriculture; United States. Federal Extension Service; World War, 1939-1945--Manpower
    • Shows how the Extension Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture helped recruit and place young people from towns and cities on farms during World War II to combat farm labor shortage.
    • Conference at Yellow Springs

    • World War, 1939-1945--Influence; Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Ohio--Yellow Springs
    • Records impromptu reactions of the public to characteristic speeches dealing with postwar problems by individuals of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
    • Tanks

    • Tanks (Military science); M3 tank
    • Orson Welles narrates this film describing the manufacture and performance of the M-3 Army Tank.
    • Divide and Conquer

    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • Describes Hitler’s use of propaganda devices and espionage to destroy the morale of the French people.
    • Day of Battle

    • Aircraft carriers; World War, 1939-1945
    • Story of how an aircraft carrier was built and subsequently destroyed in a battle in the South Pacific.
    • Troop Train

    • World War, 1939-1945--Transportation
    • Shows the movement across the country in 1943 of the 201st Armored Division.
    • Price of Victory, The

    • Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965; World War, 1939-1945; Liberty; United States--Foreign relations--1933-1945
    • Parts of a speech delivered by Vice-president Henry Wallace on May 8, 1942 in New York before the Free World Association, telling what the United States was fighting for and what sacrifices were necessary to insure a free world victory.
    • Ring of Steel

    • Soldiers--United States
    • Historical summary and tribute to American soldiers from 1776 to 1942, forging a "ring of steel" around American democracy.

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