As the war heated up in Europe and Asia, American theatergoers were pleased to be informed that their largest neighbor to the south was coming into the war…on their side. Here are two newsreels they would have seen, informing them of this development.
The first one focuses on what Brazil brought to the ally’s table.
The second delves a little more into the events surrounding Brazil’s entry into the war.
Update: after going to press, we found this additional newsreel reporting on the activities of Brazilian troops in Italy.
On Thursdays we post old documentaries and other vintage footage featuring Brazil. Check out our growing collection here.