In recognition of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, I thought a Private Snafu cartoon would be appropriate for a change. These cartoons were produced by the U.S. Army as training films and morale boosters for the soldiers. They were never intended for widespread public viewing. As you watch, bear in mind the time and intended audience. Stereotypes of the Germans, Italians and Japanese were commonplace in media during the war. In addition, the audience would have been all male, aged around 18-25 years. I picked this Snafu because of its focus on maintaining secrecy and spies. Both played a very large role in the success of the Allied landings in Normandy. From the Internet Archive, here is the 1943 Private Snafu animated short, Spies.
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