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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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Report on Korea

1950's

Report on Korea

Report on Korea - 1953

In this newsreel from 1953, visit the demilitarized zone on the Korea peninsula during the height of the Cold War. As a frigid truce continues between North Korea and South Korea, UN troops provided by India take on their role assisting allies in the struggle to keep the red tide of the DPRK at bay. […]

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Military Science Tests Nukes

1950's

Military Science Tests Nukes

Military Science Tests Nukes - 1953

In this short piece from 1953, experience the raw power of nuclear weaponry. Watch the US government test soldiers in the unbearable heat of California’s deserts to observe the effects on men and equipments, launched from the barrel of a mobile cannon. MILITARY SCIENCE Tough Test for Men and Equipment Amid temperatures averaging 120 degrees […]

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A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars

1940's

A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars

A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars - 1945

1945’s March of Progress, produced by the Key System, a privately owned streetcar system owned by business magnate Francis “Borax” Smith, lays out a selective albeit fascinating historical view of a growing California. Take a trip from the early years of Spanish missions and Gold Rush boomtowns to the modern era, where cities like San Francisco […]

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American Scene: Tuesday in November

1940's

American Scene: Tuesday in November

American Scene: Tuesday in November - 1945

On the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, every two years, citizens of the United States cast their vote to choose their local, state, and federal government. In 1944, businesses temporarily closed so the man on the street could have the time and focus to make their voice heard. As a poll worker […]

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