Alan Taylor's 20-part World War II restrospective is a sweeping look back at the war that defined a century. This week he shares photographs from the home front, so here at the Video channel we've selected a few highlights from the Internet Archive's vast collection of films from this era. 

This film from the U.S. Office of War Information is a portrait of small town America during the war at a time when rural families and workers were flooding in to take advantage of new jobs. The film promotes an idealized vision of how these new communities should come together.

For more from this collection, visit the Prelinger Archives

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