US Army-Navy Screen Magazine

  |  Buy to Own: 28/04/2008
  |  238 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


The Army Navy Screen Magazine was a biweekly news and information film that was shown before the featured movie in all US military motion picture theatres during World War II. Most of the shows consisted of five-minute segments featuring human interest stories about the home front, updates from the defence industry, news about major combat events of the war and sometimes a variety show featuring some of the top entertainers of the day. The most popular feature of the screen magazine was the Private Snafu segments, written by Theodore 'Dr. Seuss' Geisel and animated by Warner Brothers. The depictions of Japanese and Germans are racist by today's standards, but were par-for-the-course in wartime America. This two-volume set collects some of the most memorable moments from the screen magazine archives.