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    April 1945 Universal Newsreel

    This April 23, 1945, Universal Newsreel report on the final days of war in Germany as U.S. and Russian forces moved towards a meeting included scenes of German prisoners, German civilians,…

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    April 5, 1945 Universal Newsreel

    This April 5, 1945 Universal Newsreel includes several reports from the war in Germany, including an airborne invasion across the Rhine River using paratroopers and gliders, the taking of…

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    April 1965 Universal Newsreel

    This April 7, 1965, Universal Newsreel reports on President Johnson’s first major policy speech regarding the Vietnam War. A short report about tensions in Berlin, Germany, ends…

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    April 5, 1951 Universal Newsreel

    This April 5, 1951, Universal Newsreel reports on the death penalty for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, General Eisenhower opening NATO headquarters in Paris, a parade in New York City for…

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    March 1965 Universal Newsreel

    This 1965 Universal Newsreel includes reports about an Atlas rocket explosion on the launchpad in Florida, and the annual Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

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    April 1965 Universal Newsreel

    This April 8, 1965, Universal Newsreel is a report on the 37th Academy Awards and scenes of the Best Actor and Best Actress receiving their statuettes.

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    February 1965 Universal Newsreel

    This February 11, 1965, Universal Newsreel is a report on wounded Americans returning to California from an attack at Pleiku, Vietnam.

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    Newsreel on 1967 Chicago Blizzard

    This film is a portion of a January 31, 1967, newsreel depicting the “worst blizzard to hit Chicago in 18 years.”

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    President Truman on Equality

    In this 1947 Universal News segment, President Harry Truman spoke to a crowd of 10,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial to call for equality for all citizens.

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    1965 Universal Newsreel on Vietnam

    This 1965 Universal Newsreel was a six minute report on an attack by the Vietcong at Camp Holloway in Pleiku, Vietnam, which killed 8 and wounded 126 Americans.

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    "News in Brief" from June 1947

    This Universal “News in Brief” segment included three short news stories from June 1947. 3,000 seniors rallied in Washington, D.C., for a $100 monthly allowance for all citizens…

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    1959 Universal Newsreel Castro Triumphs

    The 1959 Universal Newsreel Castro Triumphs looks at culmination of the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel Atomsville U.S.A.

    This 1964 Universal newsreel shows a visit to a children’s exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in which kids learn about atomic energy and radiation.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on President Hoover Funeral

    This 1964 Universal newsreel is a report on the death of President Herbert Hoover, and his lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel Know Your Candidates

    A report encouraging citizens to vote and outlining the major ideas of Democratic Incumbent President Lyndon Johnson and Republican Senator Barry Goldwater.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Tokyo Olympics

    This 1964 Universal newsreel is a report on gold medals won by American athletes at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Khrushchev Resignation

    This 1964 Universal newsreel recaps the career of the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, who served from 1953 to 1964 and was replaced by Leonid Brezhnev.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Hurricane Hilda and USS Thresher

    This 1964 Universal Newsreel was a report on a hurricane hitting Louisiana and a U.S. Navy mission to photograph the remains of the USS Thresher, a nuclear submarine that was lost at sea on…

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on California Wildfires

    This 1964 Universal newsreel is a one minute report on wildfires that destroyed scores of homes in northern California.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on New York Senate Race

    A September 1964 Universal Newsreel highlighted Robert F. Kennedy’s run in New York for the Senate. Mr. Kennedy took up residence in New York in order to compete for the…

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