Why Roosevelt Suppressed Color Footage of WW2

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Was extensive color film and it's kind of a, it's kind of a little known fact that color film existed and it was suppressed for several years. During the war, because it was taken back and shown at The Pentagon and shown to the president Roosevelt and president Roosevelt said, no, no, we can't. We can't show this. The American people will be appalled because they showed they showed a marines dead marines in the lagoon. You know, floating in the lagoon and dead marines on the beach strewn across the beach. So they said, no, that this would be bad for morale. We can't show this. We've got to keep the morale up because this is 1943. It was the middle of the war. Things were going better than they had the year before. But they still were, you know, things are still tough and it was very tight at home and people were worried and concerned about their sons all over the world and people were wanting to know when we were going into France and it didn't look like that was going to happen any time soon. So they did suppress the for quite a while. I think it was until really until after Normandy D-Day when the film was finally released sometime in 1944. Janet, when it was released, it actually had a positive effect on American morale and made Americans even more eager to go over and. It also it's different stiffened resolved too. And that was the that was the

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