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Hollywood's war with Poland, 1939-1945

Author: Mieczysław B Biskupski
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
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During World War II, Hollywood studios supported the war effort by making patriotic movies designed to raise the nation's morale. They often portrayed the combatants in very simple terms: Americans and their allies were heroes, and everyone else was a villain. Norway, France, Czechoslovakia, and England were all good because they had been invaded or victimized by Nazi Germany. Poland, however, was represented in a  Read more...
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Biskupski, Mieczysław B.
Hollywood's war with Poland, 1939-1945.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010
(DLC) 2009031481
(OCoLC)318875061
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mieczysław B Biskupski
ISBN: 9780813173528 0813173523
OCLC Number: 753968472
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 362 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: The Polish presence in American cinema before 1939 --
Poland in the Second World War --
Radical Hollywood and Poland --
The Roosevelt administration and film during the war --
Hollywood's version of the war : the Polish films --
Poland : fleeting, ambiguous, or omitted --
Hollywood and the American Poles during the war --
Why Hollywood was at war with the Poles.
Responsibility: M.B.B. Biskupski.

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