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Nothing evokes the earnestness of World War II-era America better than the propaganda movies in the National Archives’s collection. Today’s hourlong program, “Any Bonds Today?”, includes four short films designed to persuade home-fronters to put their spare cash into war bonds. After all, the alternative to victory was too horrible to contemplate—although that didn’t stop films like This Could Be America, included in this selection, from doing just that. At noon at the National Archives Theater, 7th & Constitution Ave. NW. Free. (202) 501-5000. (Mark Jenkins)