A Historian Reacts to WWII Newsreels | Ancestry

Through the U.S, United News Newsreels, 1942-1946, we are given a front-row seat to some of the events and military operations undertaken by the US and overseas forces during WWII. While this footage was largely used for US propaganda and to promote patriotism during WWII, it does offer family history researchers valuable visual insight into the experiences of their ancestors during this time. 

We invited Ancestry ProGenealogist and military specialist, Simon Pearce to watch a selection of these newsreels and to share his reaction, and research tips, from what he saw.

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