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  • emDivide and Conquerem
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    Divide and Conquer

    The third of seven films in the Why We Fight series details military aggression by Germany after the September 1, 1939, invasion of Poland. Using animated maps created at Disney studios, newsreels,…

  • emWhy We Fight Prelude to Warem
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    Why We Fight, Prelude to War

    This is the first of seven films in the “Why We Fight” series, covering the outbreak of World War II to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The documentary explores the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy, and…

  • emFreedom of the American Roadem
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    Freedom of the American Road

    Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens and communities to support road improvements and safety. Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation…

  • emGive Yourself the Green Lightem
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    Give Yourself the Green Light

    This 1954 General Motors film encourages citizens to support programs to improve roads and highways. The film begins by depicting traffic jams, unsafe roads, and city congestion, then…

  • emThe American Roadem
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    The American Road

    This 1953 film provides a history of road transportation in the United States featuring the early history of the Ford Motor Company. The documentary details Henry Ford’s first car, the 1896…

  • emThe Road to the Wallem
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    The Road to the Wall

    Narrated by actor James Cagney, this 1962 U.S. Army film presented a critical history of Soviet communism beginning with a 1905 failed revolution up to the construction of the Berlin Wall.…

  • emNATO Background to Berlinem
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    NATO, Background to Berlin

    This 1962 film documents the city of Berlin from the end of World War II to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Produced by the NATO Information Service, the film details the Soviet…

  • emNuclear Attack Preparedness Procedures Survive to Fightem
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    Nuclear Attack Preparedness Procedures, Survive to Fight

    This 1968 U.S. Air Force training film dramatizes activities at a military base following a nuclear attack. This Cold War film outlines procedures for assessing damage, stabilizing and…

  • emDont Be a Suckerem
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    Don't Be a Sucker

    Produced by the Department of War in 1947, this dramatized film uses the experience of a Hungarian American to warn against the dangers of persecuting minorities. Reacting to a hate-filled…

  • emWomen Law and Politicsem
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    Women, Law and Politics

    This 1971 discussion with five women is on the topic of “Women, Law and Politics.” The panel included Representative Martha Griffiths (D-MI), a political science professor, a recent law school…

  • emThe St Mihiel Driveem
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    The St. Mihiel Drive

    Historian Mitchell Yockelson and French World War I expert Guillaume Moizan provided commentary for a silent U.S. Army film documenting a September 1918 American offensive.

  • emJapanese Bride in Americaem
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    Japanese Bride in America

    Told through the voices of an American soldier stationed in Japan and a Japanese woman who he marries in 1947, this film shows how the newlywed couple returns to his hometown of Cleveland…

  • emSaigon  Target Zeroem
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    Saigon - Target Zero

    On January 30, 1968, North Vietnam launched surprise attacks across South Vietnam during the Vietnamese New Year holiday, known as TET. This was a twenty minute film shot and edited by…

  • emThe President  June 1968em
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    The President - June 1968

    This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. Johnson in June 1968. It covers Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination and funeral, LBJ’s push for…

  • President Reagan Radio Address on 1988 Moscow Summit
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    President Reagan Radio Address on 1988 Moscow Summit

    This is a video recording of President Reagan’s radio address after returning to the White House from the 1988 Moscow Summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The U.S.-Soviet Summit finalized…

  • USSoviet Moscow Summit Compilation
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    U.S.-Soviet Moscow Summit Compilation

    President Ronald Reagan met with General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow May 29-June 2, 1988. This compilation includes the arrival of President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, a…

  • President Reagans Visit to West Berlin
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    President Reagan's Visit to West Berlin

    American Forces Network (AFN-TV) presented coverage of President Reagan’s 1987 trip to West Berlin to mark the 750th birthday of the city. The broadcast begins by summarizing the Post-World War II…

  • emEskimo Hunters Northwestern Alaskaem
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    Eskimo Hunters, Northwestern Alaska

    The lives of indigenous people living in the village of Point Hope on the remote Arctic Ocean coast of Alaska are detailed through the narration of a young boy. This United World Films production was…

  • emAlaskas Silver Millionsem
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    Alaska's Silver Millions

    This educational film is narrated by Father Bernard Hubbard, a geologist and Jesuit priest who popularized the Alaska wilderness from the 1920s through the 1950s with lectures, magazine articles and films.…

  • emAlaska Highwayem
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    Alaska Highway

    This U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway through the Canadian wilderness as a World War II supply route from the lower 48 states to…

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