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Anti-War March ’67

1967

Anti-War March ’67

Newsreel: Anti-War March - 1967

In this clip from 1967, newsreel presenter Ed Herlihy narrates  the anti-Vietnam War marches which took place in New York City, San Francisco, and across the US. Martin Luther King, Jr. petitions the UN, students burn their draft cards at demonstrations, and anti-anti-Vietnam protesters make their support of the conflict known. Fifty years later, we […]

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Baghdad Pact ’58

1958

Baghdad Pact ’58

Newsreel: Baghdad Pact - 1958

Over 60 years ago, an uncertain peace held the Mideast together, while 60 years later, an uncertain war pulls it apart. The late, great Ed Herlihy narrates this report from the Baghdad Pact conference in Ankara, Turkey in 1958.

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Your Job in Germany

1940's

Your Job in Germany

Your Job in Germany - 1946

Directed by It’s A Wonderful Life’s Frank Capra and written by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, produced by the United States Information & Education Division of the Army Services Forces in 1946, this authentic film proposes, “War with Germany ends in victory, victory leads to peace … Sometimes … Sometimes not.”

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Hands

1940's

Hands

Hands - 1944

In this short World War II propaganda montage, the filmmakers examine the uses of hands, and how the united hands of America and her Allies will defeat the Axis. In times of war as in times of peace, hands hold many purposes and functions. Hands are tools with which we play musical instruments, type letters, […]

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Christmas Around the World

1950

Christmas Around the World

Newsreel: Christmas Around the World - 1950

In this newsreel, the documentary crews from around the world wish their viewers a Merry Christmas. Ah, yes, Christmas 1950. It was remembered so well. As the spirit of Christmas unites all humanity men and women everywhere reaffirm their faith in the brotherhood of man. The News Magazine of the Screen presents, from around the […]

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