The New Pictures, Jun. 15, 1942

Food—Weapon of Conquest (Warwick Pictures; United Artists), a propaganda documentary film, makes a thrilling story of the role of food in World War II and after. Lucid, instructive, it is just what the U.S. Department of Agriculture might have ordered to explain its new wartime strategy for the land. It was made, not in Hollywood, but in Canada.

The picture focuses first on Germany, to show how a modern nation wages war with food as a major weapon. On the home front fats are turned into high explosives for the Wehrmacht's arsenal, apples become alcohol...

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