Tuesday, November 28, 2017
National Archives shows military recruiting collage film "We Want You"
The National Archives, in the Public Vaults display, next to the Rotunda, shows a 10-minute collage of military recruiting, mostly during Wold War II, called “We Want You”. All of this during the time of the military draft.
The main recruiting song was “Over There”, which in my 1969 manuscript “The Proles” was the euphemism for Vietnam.
I visited this area after a visit to the “Remembering Vietnam” exhibit.
The film makes reference to women joining SPARS during WWII to free the men to sail in the Navy (or to fight) during WWII.
There is also a clip that finishing college while in the Army would be no problem.