John Ford at War

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Kris Kristofferson
Tom Thurman
Tom Thurman

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Documentary about director John Ford's films "The Battle of Midway" (1942) and "December 7" (1943), both produced for the Armed Forces during World War II. Both documentaries won Best Documentary Academy Awards for their respective years. The program examines the power of film as a weapon during war. It was during World War II that film first came to play a large role in the propaganda efforts of all the major world powers, a crucial tool to help leaders sway public sentiment and rally support for the war.