Big Convoy to Russia Beats Off Nazis (film #93 on Universal Newsreels). [Category: Military & Propaganda]

WWII newsreel reporting a convoy of ships fighting off German attacks. This features fairly exciting combat footage. This is followed by a story about a huge tax increase, which I’m sure was welcome news to all. This features a guy who blinks too much. Then comes a story about an Australian dog who was adopted by a GI unit. This features an upsetting scene of the dog tormenting a tied-up cat. Then there’s a lively story about tank inspection. This features a guy scrawling “OK” on approved tanks. There’s something about this newsreels that really gives you a feel for the war years, both the good and the bad times.

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

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