World War II, Cartoons, censorship


WORLD WAR II was indeed a war of global proportions. It involved fifty-six countries, saw armed conflict on every continent except Antarctica, caused over three billion dollars in physical damage, and cost the lives of over fifty-five million people. However, in spite of the tremendous size and costs of World War II, this era is often remembered in America as a time when men felt honor in fighting and dying for their liberty, women went to work in a patriotic effort to support their nation, and freedom, liberty, and democracy overcame the evil and oppressive forces of fascism. Ironically, during the Second World War, while America was fighting to protect freedom from. governments with strong central authority, the United States government made a concerted effort to censor the images and ideas that came into this country concerning the war and the events surrounding it.