All this and World War II

A history of the war in newsreels and films, from the Munich Conference to peace in the Pacific.

The poetical commentary is supplied by Lennon-McCartney covers from a number of sources.

This was, as A.H. Weiler of the New York Times put it, “confusing” to critics, “neither the war nor the songs emerge victorious or especially memorable.”

Hal Erickson (Rovi), “singularly pointless”.

The Catholic News Service Media Review Office, “tasteless, misconceived... mindless... so inane as to be beneath contempt.”

Geoff Andrew (Time Out), “crushingly crass.” Halliwell’s Film Guide, “totally confusing and uninformative”, citing the Monthly Film Bulletin, “desperately straining to make any kind of sense.”