My Country 'Tis of Thee (1950)

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A panoramic view of American history from the Pilgrims to 1950 utilizing archival footage.


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Owen Crump (narration written by)

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15 September 2012 | Michael_Elliott
Nice, Quick Look at American History
My Country 'Tis of Thee (1950)

*** (out of 4)

Oscar-nominated Technicolor short from Warner takes a look at various historical events in America's history including all the wars fought up to 1950, the landing of the Pilgrams, the Indians moving out West, the Star Spangle Banner being written and various other things. MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE isn't a complete winner but I think history buffs should get a few kicks out of it. I'd also add that this here would probably be a great short to show young kids because you get a pretty quick look at the various historical things for America but I'm sure this being in color would help hold their interests as well. I thought for the most part this was entertaining, although I'm sure history buffs might object to a few of the things including how "kindly" the Indians moving was when in fact they were treated quite unfair. I'm sure many people would laugh over the reasonings behind the Civil War here. Obviously certain things have been toned down but overall the short is still worth viewing.

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