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Signal in Literature - Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel

1943 - 1945

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was an American writer and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books. In 1943, he joined the Army and was commander of the Animation Dept of the First Motion Picture Unit, where he wrote films that included “Your Job in Germany”, a 1945 propaganda film about peace in Europe after World War II, “Our Job in Japan”, and the “Private Snafu” series of adult army training films. While in the Army, he was awarded the Legion of Merit. He was also a member of Frank Russell Capra crew during World War II, working with him on “Prelude to War” which won the 1942 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

















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