History Detectives

Paper Bombs: WWII Propaganda Over Japan

Clip: Season 9 Episode 2 | 17m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

What do the violent and provocative images on this pamphlet mean? A note accompanying the leaflet suggests it was dropped on Japan during WWII. But who was the artist and how did it contribute to the U.S. war effort? Join Wes Cowan as he sets out to decode the message and strategy behind this document.

Aired: 06/27/11

Rating: NR

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