Best Documentary Movies of 1943
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
"The Battle of Russia," Chapter V of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, follows the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler.
Show-Business at War
A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.
Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain
Exciting newsreel footage highlights this award-winning documentary of Britain's gallant stand against the encroaching Nazi horde. As the British people fight bravely, Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to begin the London Blitz in the hope of bringing England to her knees.
Hemp for Victory
An informational film produced to encourage farmers to grow hemp for the war effort during WW2. The film details the many industrial uses of hemp, including cloth and cordage, as well as a detailed history of the plant's use.
A Welcome to Britain
An uncredited Anthony Asquith is one of the directors of this WWII film (a joint UK/US production) which aims to explain British culture and character to the newly arrived American soldier. Starting with the ubiquitous pub visit, the film breezes through geography lessons, food and entertainment on the Home Front.
The Silent Village
The true story of the massacre of a small Czech village by the Nazis is retold as if it happened in Wales.
Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer
The third film of Frank Capra's 'Why We Fight" propaganda film series, dealing with the Nazi conquest of Western Europe in 1940.
Why We Fight: The Nazis Strike
This second part of the 'Why We Fight' series documents the spread of Nazi ideology and the relentless advance of Germany's military machine through neighboring Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
This Traveltalk series short begins along the mighty Columbia River, which empties into the Pacific Ocean at Portland. The river passes through three dams. The salmon have a difficult task of making it up Celilo Falls, a spot where many native fishermen await. Outside of Bend, Rasmus Petersen has constructed a miniature village composed primarily of volcanic rock, semi-precious stone and petrified wood. At Crater Lake National Park, its waters and its bears are our final views.
Don't Be a Sucker!
Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States. The film was made to make the case for the desegregation of the United States armed forces.