It's Everybody's War
|It's Everybody's War|
|Produced by||1st Motion Pictures Unit, Army Air Forces|
|Narrated by||Henry Fonda|
|Edited by||20th Century Fox|
|Distributed by||Office of War Information|
The film is set up to show the chronological effects of the war on a typical American small town. Two years ago they sent off their company of the National Guard, but didn't think they would actually go to battle. They first get sanguine letters home about training and being stationed in the Philippines, without a thought to the possibility of combat. Then the Japanese invade the Philippines. Over winter 1941 and 1942, one by one, many of the parents get telegrams from the government saying that their children have died. People start joining the war effort with bravado, but then slack off, taking days off work and wasting resources, until May 6, 1942, when Corregidor falls, and the rest of the company is taken prisoner by the Japanese.
The town then rallies, and more and more people go to work for war industries, go without luxuries to supply more materiel, and buy bonds. The next time that their company goes of to the front, they will have more planes, more tires, and better equipment, and they won't have to surrender.
- The short film It's Everybody's War is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- It's Everybody's War on Internet Movie Database
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