SUMMARY From J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress: Concerns American soldiers in Europe after the armstice [sic]. One goes AWOL with "Joy" (Miss AWOL) and after a series of mishaps with her, he is thrown in a guard house while his fellow soldiers go home. From Origin of American animation 1900-1921 notes: A cautionary tale for troops impatient to return home after the November 1918 armistice. Two World War I propaganda pieces, for home-front and overseas consumption, respectively. W.S.S. Thriftettes is a promotion for war savings stamps, reputed here to help confine Germanys Kaiser to a circus cage. AWOL, with simple but effective line drawing from animator-entrepreneur Charles Bowers, is a cautionary tale for troops impatient to return home after the November 1918 armistice and brings the "Joys and Gloom" to elaborate life. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [American Motion Picture Co., ca. 1919]. NOTES Copyright: no reg. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS World War, 1914-1918--United States--Propaganda. Soldiers--Conduct of life--Drama. Absence without leave--Drama. World War, 1914-1918--Armistices--Drama. World War, 1914-1918--Prisoners and prisons--Drama. United States.--Army--Drama. Military offenses--Drama. Military prisons--Europe--Drama. Propaganda--Animation--Short. War--Animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4080s1 4080s2 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.4080
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