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A Day of Thanksgiving

1950's

A Day of Thanksgiving

A Day of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in 1951 might not be as different for many today as it was back then. Bill Johnson’s family can’t afford a turkey this year. Dick, Tommy, Susan and baby Janet are devastated. But there is still much to be thankful for, especially in the shadow of what the world was like only a few […]

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82nd Congress Opens

1951

82nd Congress Opens

Newsreel: 82nd Congress Opens - 1951

Welcome to the US Capitol as the 82nd US Congress convenes in early 1951, where new faces in both the Republicans and Democrats are taking seats. Lyndon B. Johnson rose to Senate Whip as the Democratic Senate majority would be cut to only two votes. The Capitol building is seen being remodeled to accommodate a […]

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The Terrible Truth

1950's

The Terrible Truth

The Terrible Truth - 1950's

“Most teenagers start off with marijuana then decide to see if heroin has any kick.  It does.  Sometimes it only takes a few days to find out they can’t leave it alone. In order to get money to buy it they turn to crime and that’s the story … ” In this Cold War era […]

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Drug Addiction

1950's

Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction - 1951

The film Drug Addiction, produced in 1951, is yet another salvo in the relentless campaign to conflate hard drugs with cannabis. A puff of pot is simply a one way ticket to hell.

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The Smile and The Sword

1960's

The Smile and The Sword

The Smile and The Sword - 1967

“I wasn’t going to submit to blackmail. I mean, the chips were down. I would not let my country down.” The Smile and The Sword, produced in 1967 by the US Department of Defense, warns industrialists working on high-end technology to be wary of certain customers who are highly curious but never cut the deal. […]

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The Daily Enemy

1960's

The Daily Enemy

The Daily Enemy - 1960's

A foreign spy is arrested in a city park by FBI agents. The papers read, “two American citizens were key figures in the spy network. Further arrests are expected shortly.” That’s one strike against the daily enemy. The Daily Enemy, an early 1960’s anti-spy film produced by the US Department of Defense, is a warning […]

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The Enemy Agent & You

1960

The Enemy Agent & You

The Enemy Agent & You - 1960's

This Cold War counter-spy instructional film was created to convince government officials traveling with top secret info to watch their backs. Watch hapless G-men get seduced  by treacherous Soviet she-spies.

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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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