when he personally hired renowned fiction film director Frank Capra to
work on the Why We Fight non-fiction film series (1942–5).
Marshall even publicly defended his mobilisation of cinema at the Senate
in response to accusations of trivialisation of the war effort. 5 While the Why We
Fight series was produced for US audiences, the MP documentary films
were commissioned exclusively for European ones, while a parallel and
Juvenile actors and humanitarian sentiment in the 1940s
A. Bazin , ‘ Germany, Year Zero’ , in B. Cardullo (ed.), Bazin at Work: Major Essays and Reviews from the Forties and
Fifties , trans. A. Piette and B. Cardullo ( New York and London : Routledge , 1997 ), p. 121 .
Anon ., ‘ Three Little Movie Girls ’, LIFE (26 February 1945 ), pp. 71