During this time, newsreels had an unparalleled political and social impact. All feature films worldwide began with a newsreel in the audience's native language. Topical coverage was broad, including health, scientific and industrial progress, religion, sports, fashion, politics, meteorology, agriculture, and disasters. This set of French newsreels provides distinct perspectives and varying levels of propaganda set in the context of World War II. The collection provides 75 hours of fully translated and transcribed news items during this crucial period in history.
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