First posted for Memorial Day, who died is just as relevant on
We best honor the sacrifice of those who died by providing for
the men and women who fought with them and survived.
‘Who Died’ is a five minute memorial to the young men who died
in the 1944 Invasion of France.
It speaks to the sacrifice of all young men and woman who give
their lives to preserve and protect American democracy.
Written, introduced, and narrated by novelist
Betty Smith, author of
“ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” the film answers the question “Who died?”
“I’ve just been told that over 3,000 of our American boys
died in the first eleven days of the invasion of France.
Who died? I’ll tell you who died.
Not so many years ago, there was a little boy sleeping in his crib. In the night, it thundered and lightninged. He woke and cried out in fear.
His mother came and fixed his blankets and said, ‘Don’t cry. Nothing will
ever hurt you.
‘Who Died?’ – 1945
Description at National Archives: “Designed to sell war bonds, this picture requests the purchase of and retention of war bonds.”
National Archives Identifier: 11823
Made by Walt Disney Studios in 1943, this ten-minute anti-Nazi
propaganda film depicts Nazi indoctrination of children.
The short also references the
Hitler Youth and Lebensborn, Hitler’s
eugenics program for breeding Aryans.
goal of the Hitler Youth was clear:
“We demand that the National Socialist Youth, and all other young Germans, irrespective of class or occupation, between fourteen and eighteen years of age, whose hearts are affected by the suffering and hardships afflicting the Fatherland, and who later desire to join the ranks of the fighters against the Jewish enemy, the sole originator of our present shame and suffering, enter the Youth League of the NSDAP…”
The World Belongs to the strong and brutal. There is no room for weaklings.
This animated short is tragically relevant as Germany becomes the leader of the Free World.
by Education for Death: The Making of A Nazi
Walt Disney StudiosPublished
I will not suffer attempts to use my blog to wage a partisan war of words.
This post is not partisan.
should be horrified the Russian hack of our election, All Americans
and the President’s attempt to subvert our press.
This memorial day let us remember that political leaders who spout enemy propaganda are un American
should want the truth about Russia’s influence on our government. All Americans
If you think this is a liberal/democrat thing you’re a fool and a danger to the nation and you might want to stop following my blog.
This is not Normal
should be appalled by Trump’s treatment of our NATO Allies. All Americans
This is NOT Normal.
Trump is NOT Normal