Monday, February 8, 2010

Department of the Army: "You In Japan," 1957

The National Archives and Record Administration has put a ton of videos on YouTube from their vault. They are fascinating. Here's one put out by the Department of the Army in 1957 entitled, "You In Japan," and was surprisingly more balanced than I assumed it would be (although there were moments of unintentional irony). Key quote:
Today's soldier in Japan, and in many other lands, is making full use of the priceless opportunity to obtain first-hand knowledge of another country's way of life, knowledge that helps him become a better, more understanding, more mature American citizen.

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