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Celluloid soldiers : the Warner Bros. campaign against Nazism

During the 1930s many Americans avoided thinking about war erupting in Europe, believing it of little significance to their interests. Yet, the Warner Bros. film studio embarked on a virtual crusade to alert Americans to the growing menace of Nazism. Polis-Jewish immigrants Harry and Jack Warner risked both reputation and fortune to inform the American public of the insidious threat Hitler's regime posed to the world. Through a score of films produced during the 1930s and early 1940sincluding the pivotal Sergeant York - the Warner Bros. studio marshaled its forces to influence the American conscience and push the nation toward intervention in World War II
Print Book, English, ©1999
New York University Press, New York, ©1999