WWII: Superman Joins the War in the Pacific in 'The Eleventh Hour' (1942)

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In this 1942 episode of the cartoon, Superman sabotages the Yokohama Navy and rescues Lois Lane from the Japanese army. The episode includes some offensive depictions of the Japanese, so a short excerpt has been posted here, but the full episode can be seen at the Internet Archive

For photographs of U.S. mobilization in Asia in 1942, see Alan Taylor's World War II retrospective.

To watch the film in its entirety, visit the Internet Archive.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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