Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hollywood’s War with Poland 1939–1945$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

M.B.B. Biskupski

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125596

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125596.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 01 July 2022

The Roosevelt Administration and Film during the War

The Roosevelt Administration and Film during the War

(p.66) (p.67) 4 The Roosevelt Administration and Film during the War
Hollywood’s War with Poland 1939–1945

M. B. B. Biskupski

University Press of Kentucky

Poland's travails had no consequences for American policy, and public opinion continued to oppose active American involvement in the war after the September campaign. Within months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Washington quite obviously had no intention of opposing Soviet territorial expansion at Polish expense and was unconcerned about the protection of Polish sovereignty. In April 1942, Theodore Roosevelt told Under Secretary of State Adolf Berle that he “would not particularly mind” if Russia seized all of eastern Poland. This was a direct contradiction of the Atlantic Charter he had signed only weeks before. The most charitable observation is that Roosevelt simply did not know what he was talking about. The Roosevelt administration was keenly aware of the influence of film in rallying public opinion and maintaining domestic unity, and hence took rapid steps to involve the film industry in the war effort.

Keywords:   Poland, American policy, sovereignty, Theodore Roosevelt, Russia, Atlantic Charter, film industry, public opinion

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .