This public service film, made before the U.S. entered World War I, was a call for preparedness. The title came from Pinckney's quote to Tallyrand: "Millions for defense and not one cent for tribute." The picture opens with a meeting of the fictional Cosmo Peace Society. One man makes a speech for preparedness and points out how, from Roman times, through the French and American revolutions, up to the present day, the most prepared have always been victorious. Apparently, his argument sways everyone to his side, and everyone stands and sings the National Anthem. The shots of historic battles in this picture were culled from higher budget foreign and American productions (although, in some cases, the budget does not appear to be that much higher). Corny as it sounds, this film is not far off in showing the attitudes that Americans generally had about war during the 1910s.
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