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The Story of GI Joe

by Critical Commons Manager


Toward the end of World War II, when it became evident that the allies would emerge victorious, combat movies became less propagandistic and more realistic.  They began to offer a truer picture of the hardships, both physical and psychological, that soldiers in modern war must endure, as well as the toll these hardships exact from them. These pictures helped to prepare the folks at home for the changed men who would soon return from overseas and also suggested many reasons why future world wars should be avoided at all cost.

Story of GI Joe

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Late WWII era films became increasingly realistic about hardships of combat

from Story of GI Joe (1945)
Creator: William A. Wellman
Posted by Critical Commons Manager