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Wartime US propaganda film stereotypes Japan

20 July 48

As part of the US Treasury’s campaign to sell war bonds, this racially biased propaganda film was shown in cinemas. The film paints a brutal portrait of Japanese people, depicting them as blood-thirsty savages who would stop at nothing to win the war. The plan was to sow fear in the American public, by highlighting a stereotypical Japanese mindset. In turn, the Treasury Department hoped people would buy bonds to finance the war in the Pacific.

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