Hollywood was a willing participant in the government’s drive to incorporate a war message within films. While not every film was war-themed, a look at the Oscar winners and nominees during the war years demonstrates how pervasive the policy was: Mrs. Miniver (Oscar winner, 1942), Casablanca (Oscar winner, 1943), Since You Went Away (Oscar nominee, 1944), Anchors Aweigh (Oscar nominee, 1945), The Best Years of Our Lives (Oscar winner, 1946).


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