Divide and Conquer (film #3 on Cinemocracy. Also, film #23 in the WWII section of Movieflix. Also in the Ephemeral section of Open Video Project. Also, film #443 on Prelinger Archive. Also, film #2 on Side A of Disc #7 of War Classics DVD Megapack (Treeline Films, 2004). Also, film #3 of the boxed set WWII Special Edition (Madacy Entertainment, 1997)). [Category: Military & Propaganda]

This third film of the "Why We Fight" series documents the Nazi push into western Europe and the conquest of Norway, Belgium, Holland, and France. This film is kind of dull––it's mostly combat footage and military strategy explained by an intelligence officer talking in a monotone and pointing to an animated map. About the only really interesting thing about it is that it contains lots of animated footage of the type described in Cartoons Go to War––my favorite is a scene of a bunch of little swastika termites eating away at the foundation of a castle meant to represent France. Pretty standard.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **.

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