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

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 joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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