Remember that Remington Firearms of today is not the same company as Remington-Rand, the company that made 1911's during WWII. Remington at one time made firearms and typewrites. At some point in the 1880's there was a split out of which came two seperate companies; Remington Typewriter Company and Remington Arms Company.
Remington Typewriter Company eventually merged with Rand Kardex to become Remington-Rand. In addition to 1911's for the war effort, they also made business machines and early computers before and after WWII. At some point they were bought out by Sperry (50's?). In the late 70's the division was sold off by Sperry and became Remington Products. They made electric shavers.
Rayovac now owns Remington Products.
Remington Arms Company oversaw the gov't owned Denver Ordnance Ammunition Plant and Lake City Arsenal during WWII. They did make weapons, but were not a player in WWII 1911 manufacturing. Those players were Colt, Ithaca, Remington-Rand, Union Switch & Signal and Singer (and Singer only made 500 pistols).
They did make 1911's for WWI however (about 21,000).
I'd want 'em both. But if I was forced to choose, I'd pick the Springfield. Although I wouldn't be happy about having to choose.