"SECRETS OF WAR, EPISODE #51, PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE". This tape chronicles the history of Psychological Warfare from World War I through Kosovo. It was produced by the Documedia Group for broadcast on the History Channel in June, 2000. For more information about ordering a copy you should contact the Documedia Group, 3599 Cahuenga Blvd. West #314 Los Angeles, CA 90068 or visit the Secrets of War website. Running Time: 52 minutes.
"A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers - World War II: The Propaganda Battle". Part of the John & Catherine T. McArthur Foundation Library Classics Project, readily available through many libraries. This video covers Joseph Goebbels use of film to reach mass audiences with his propaganda. His use of newsreels and documentaries such as "Triumph of the Will", "Campaign in Poland", and "Victory in the West" to both gather national support within Germany and to justify the German invasion of Poland and to discourage any retribution by showing the might of the Nazi war machine. The video also depicts America's response to these newsreels and documentaries by recruiting four time academy award winning movie director Frank Capra to produce "counter propaganda" documentaries. His result was a series of seven documentaries titled "Why We Fight" . (see below). Running time: 60 minutes.
"Why We Fight" Released through Marathon Music and Video, produced and distributed by Entertainment Distributing, P.O. Box 22738, Eugene, Oregon 97402. This film series was produced by legendary Hollywood director Frank Capra, director of such film classics as "It Happened One night" and "It's A Wonderful Life". This seven part award winning series was created to explain America's participation in World War II. Because of its world wide acceptance, it soon became known as the "Official United States Government War Policy". Capra's "Why We Fight" films were required viewing for all soldiers going overseas, and were eventually seen by millions in civilian theaters. These films are regarded as classic cinema propaganda pieces. Leading the way was its masterful editing, classic music, creative animation, and skillful narration, all united to hammer home its patriotic message. Running time approximately 7 hours.
"OPERATION RESTORE HOPE" - The tape covers 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) activities during the early portion of US activities in Somalia.
Running time: 13:03 minutes.
"PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS IN THE PERSIAN GULF--FINAL VERSION" - The tape shows US Army and Air Force Psychological Operations support prior to, during, and after use of Allied ground forces. Produced 25 November 1991.
Running time: 14:58 min.
"PROTOCOL TO FREEDOM: PSYOP IN PANAMA" - This tape depicts the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) support of combat and consolidation operations during JUST CAUSE. Produced June, 1990.
Running time: 17:04 minutes.
Additionally there is an untitled and undated tape produced by the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) which depicts the use of Psychological Operations (PSYOP) in a number of environments, to include combat and humanitarian operations. Five parts are listed on the cover:
(1) Combat Multiplier: Peacetime Contributor
(2) PSYOP in the Gulf
(3) Draw a Line in the Sand,
(4) A Protocol to Peace
(5) Ambassadors in Uniform.