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11 Classic TV Documentaries And 1950s Newsreel And Government Information Films Reformatted For Classroom Presentation - 2 1/2 Hours Packed Into 1 Dual Layer All Regions DVD!
BACK TO FREEDOM: MORE WAR PRISONERS RETURN TO AMERICA (1953, 0:47)
437 American POWs return to the US as friends, families, girlfriends & wives greet them at the pier.
GETTING READY PHYSICALLY (1951, 10:26)
A film intended to prepare high school boys for the draft by alerting them to what was awaiting them in basic training and on the battlefield and by directing them to get physically fit via their local community recreational services. Part of the "Are You Ready For Service?" series.
NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE SCREEN, MARCH: WAR MANEUVER IN KOREA / AUSTRALIA: ALLY IN THE PACIFIC (1952, 20:41)
Specially created for classroom use, these two Warner/Pathe newsreels tell the story of the heavily contested territories along the North & South Korean force deployments and of the great military assistance America's long-standing ally, Australia, continued to give during the Korean conflict.
ORPHANED KOREAN BOY ARRIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO (Early 195Os, 0:30)
The ocean liner USS President Cleveland brings a 5 year old war refugee to the loving arms of former service airman Bill Pond and Pond's mother.
RELIEF SUPPLIES FOR KOREA (Early 1950s, 0:39)
The American-Korean Foundation contributed cargo for the relief ship Hawaiian Bear to be shipped from the Port of Stockton, California to the port of Pusan, Korea after Chief Justice Earl Warren's daughter Nina and the Korean Ambassador perform the ribbon cutting ceremony.
SERVICE AND CITIZENSHIP (1951, 10:28)
Before there was either the book or film entitled "Starship Troopers" to propagandize schoolkids that service guarantees citizenship, there was this film to propagandize schoolboys that learning good citizenship by staying and getting good grades in school guarantees good military service. Another part of the "Are Your Ready For Service?" series.
STARTING NOW (1951, 10:40)
Yet another part of the "Are Your Ready For Service?" series, this one focusing on personal acceptance of and preparation for the draft, through the assistance of recruiters, high school counselors, periodicals, vets, clergy & more. All the parts of the "Are Your Ready For Service?" series are a unique insight into a part of U.S. history often glossed over - the expectancy and perceived necessity to persuade youth to fully and unquestioningly commit to the military imperatives of the nation.
SURVIVAL: CHOSIN BREAKOUT 1950 (1964, 24 Minutes)
James Whitmore hosts and narrates this investigation of the causes and consequences of the epic Chinese encirclement of US Forces at North Korea's Chosin Reservoir and their heroic fighting retreat to escape by sea.
THE CRIME OF KOREA (1950, 15:10)
A telling of the history of the five years between the liberation of Korea from Japan in 1945 to the invasion of South Korea by the North in 1950 through the voice of a fictionalized war correspondant. The Department of Defense had the Signal Corp use archival footage to tell that story, cast in the frosty terms of the Cold War that was being hotly fought out on the battlefields of Korea.
THE NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE SCREEN: VOLUME 1 ISSUE 6 (1951, 21:29)
Specially created for classroom use, this newsreel includes: United Nations comdemnation of China for the invasion of Korea; General Eisenhower on Atlantic Pact defenses; the opening of the 82nd Congress; liquid air; Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address re-enactment; more!
THE NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE SCREEN, OCTOBER: VOLUME 4 ISSUE 2 (1953, 23:14)
Also created for classroom use, this newsreel includes: "Report on Korea" (Indian soldiers join allies; Chinese & Korean POWs; President Eisenhower & First Ladie Mamie greet returning Korean War vet & son John; POW General Dean freed from captivity; more); "Report on Germany" (Adenauer wins election as Chancellor; communist agitators & police battle; East German children visit West Germany; more); "Military Science: Atomic Cannon" (Soldiers take heat tests in Mojave Desert; Nuclear Cannon fires nuclear warhead at test site; more); "America's Heritage" (5:34 bio of President Theodore Roosevelt); more!
THE NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE SCREEN, APRIL (1951, 18:49)
Another newsreel compilation specially created for classroom use, including Douglas MacArthur's return to the United States & his "Old Soldiers Never Die" farewell speech; French President Auriol visits US; a tour of the Chalk River atomic plant; more!
THE NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE SCREEN, MARCH: WAR MANEUVER IN KOREA / AUSTRALIA: ALLY IN THE PACIFIC (1952, 20:41)
A different version of the the same NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE SCREEN title in this collection.
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