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The War for Men's Minds

The War for Men's Minds

| 21 min

This short newsreel highlights the battles faced by both Axis and Ally powers over the minds of the world through propaganda and information. Part of the World in Action series, this film includes footage of Winston Churchill, Benito Mussolini, and Adolf Hitler.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

Credits
  • director
    Stuart Legg
  • producer
    Stuart Legg
  • script
    Stuart Legg
  • editing
    Stuart Legg
  • narrator
    Lorne Greene
  • music
    Lucio Agostini

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Education

Ages 9 to 13

Civics/Citizenship - Ideologies
History - World War II

An opportunity to discuss the concept of psychological warfare. The teacher can have students identify the various forms of propaganda that were prevalent during World War II. Students should focus on the effects of psychological warfare on populations, and the elements that enabled it to reach the masses. They can first discuss in smaller groups, then share the results with the entire class.

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