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15 Films Spanning 5 Decades Of The Global Political Struggle Between Capitalism And Communism! 4 Cold War Era Hours Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 2 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #ColdWar #PropagandaFilms #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
*3/27/19: Updated With "Sweet Disaster: Death Of A Speechwriter"!
A WELCOME GUEST IN THE HOUSE (Black/White, 1957, 23:29)
The National Association of Broadcasters sponsored this salute to the power of television and its service to the people in waging and reporting the cold war.
COLD WAR: THE CHALLENGE OF IDEAS (Black/White, 1961, 29:34)
John Wayne, Edward R. Murrow, Lowell Thomas, Frank McGee, Helen Hayes & more explain the battle of ideas between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. in this U.S. Army Pictorical Center production. A one-of-a-kind film of the sort not to be seen recreated in our day.
COMMUNISM (Black/White, 1952, 10:18)
Another one of the raving agit-prop pieces Coronet Instructional Films was famous for, this one crystalizing in time the emotions and attitudes of cold-warring America at one its coldest moments.
DESPOTISM (Black/White, 1946, 11:00)
Extraordinary film that seeks to explain how societies can be placed upon a graduated scale between democracy and despotism.
DON'T BE A SUCKER (Black/White, 1947, 17:21)
An extraordinary film produced by the U.S. War Department on the eve of the Cold War urging Americans not to give into the kind of fanaticism and hate-mongering at home that the country fought to defeat abroad during the Second World War.
ON GUARD! THE STORY OF "SAGE" (Color, 1956, 12:15)
Color film by IBM's Military Products Division documenting SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment), an early version of the distant early warning system utilizing primitive computers whose appearance to modern eyes make viewing this film a real treat.
PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (Black/White, 1968, 25:18)
Ever wonder just what America meant when it said it was sending "advisors" to foreign lands? In many cases, it means just what this film undertakes to show - how psychological operations can used to help a government win the hearts and minds of its people. You can guess where the U. S. Army Materiel Command places "Hostland"!
RED CHINESE BATTLE PLAN (Black/White, 1964, 25:15)
The U.S. Navy sponsored & produced this remarkable survey of the military and political history of the Chinese Communist revolution from 1921 to 1964. The "yellow peril" is here given bombastic propaganda treatment at a time when the U.S. was most immediately concerned with the prosecution of the war raging in China's neighboring country, Vietnam. The film goes some length in establishing a strong link between the two countries, which was accurate at the time though, as history has seen, only to a degree, and a rapidly eroding one at that.
SECURE THE BLESSINGS (Black/White, 1951, 23:44)
A time capsule containing what the National Education Association sought to teach the children of America about their responsibilities as good and free citizens of a democratic republic.
SUBVERSION AND ESPIONAGE DIRECTED AGAINST THE MILITARY / OPERATIONAL SECURITY (Color, 198X, 9:53)
A classic dual production of the Intelligence and Security Division of Walter Reed Army Medical Center intended to brief their employees on how to identify, respond to and report attempts by foreign governments to compromise the national security of the United States by penetrating the security of their medical center and how to safeguard such breaches in security from occurring.
SURVIVAL: HUNGARY 1956 (Black/White, 1964, 19 Minutes)
James Whitmore narrates this investigation of the causes and consequences of the 1956 overthrow of Soviet domination of Hungary and how the Soviets immediately re-established control over the country in a bloody crackdown that defeated, for over 30 years, the independance movement in Hungary.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF CITIZENSHIP (Black/White, 1955, 10:29)
A National Education Program production illustrating how the communist way of life runs contrary to American values and the institutions that embody them.
THE WAR WE ARE IN, PART TWO: COMMUNISM VS. CAPITALISM (Black/White, 1962, 23:23)
Here NEP teams up with Harding College again, this time enlisting the College's President, Dr. George Benson, to scare the bageezus out of tv viewers about the international communist menace (Part One unavailable).
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BIOLOGICAL WARFARE (Black/White, 1952, 7:17)
What the U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration wanted the people of the United States to know about what biological and toxilogical attacks could occur, how they might be delivered & and what individuals should do in case of such attacks.
DEATH OF A SPEECHWRITER (Color, 1986, 5 Minues)
An episode of Channel 4's Sweet Diaster film shorts in which the dangers within the chasm between geopolitical rhetoric of a nation and the moral health that nation is exposed.
The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, the Western Bloc and the Eastern Bloc, which began following World War II. Historians do not fully agree on its starting and ending points, but the period is generally considered to span the 1947 Truman Doctrine (12 March 1947) to the 1991 Dissolution of the Soviet Union (26 December 1991). The term "cold" is used because there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two superpowers, but they each supported major regional conflicts known as proxy wars. The conflict was based around the ideological and geopolitical struggle for global influence by these two superpowers, following their temporary alliance and victory against Nazi Germany in 1945. Aside from the nuclear arsenal development and conventional military deployment, the struggle for dominance was expressed via indirect means such as psychological warfare, propaganda campaigns, espionage, far-reaching embargoes, rivalry at sports events and technological competitions such as the Space Race. The Western Bloc was led by the United States as well as the other First World nations of the Western Bloc that were generally liberal democratic but tied to a network of the authoritarian states, most of which were their former colonies. The Eastern Bloc was led by the Soviet Union and its Communist Party, which had an influence across the Second World. The US government supported right-wing governments and uprisings across the world, while the Soviet government funded communist parties and revolutions around the world. As nearly all the colonial states achieved independence in the period 1945-1960, they became Third World battlefields in the Cold War. The first phase of the Cold War began shortly after the end of the Second World War in 1945. The United States created the NATO military alliance in 1949 in the apprehension of a Soviet attack and termed their global policy against Soviet influence containment. The Soviet Union formed the Warsaw Pact in 1955 in response to NATO. Major crises of this phase included the 1948-49 Berlin Blockade, the 1927-1950 Chinese Civil War, the 1950-1953 Korean War, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the 1956 Suez Crisis, the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. The USA and the USSR competed for influence in Latin America, the Middle East, and the decolonizing states of Africa and Asia. Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, a new phase began that saw the Sino-Soviet split between China and the Soviet Union complicate relations within the Communist sphere, while US ally France began to demand greater autonomy of action. The USSR invaded Czechoslovakia to suppress the 1968 Prague Spring, while the US experienced internal turmoil from the civil rights movement and opposition to the Vietnam War. In the 1960s-70s, an international peace movement took root among citizens around the world. Movements against nuclear arms testing and for nuclear disarmament took place, with large anti-war protests. By the 1970s, both sides had started making allowances for peace and security, ushering in a period of detente that saw the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks and the US opening relations with the People's Republic of China as a strategic counterweight to the USSR. Detente collapsed at the end of the decade with the beginning of the Soviet-Afghan War in 1979. The early 1980s was another period of elevated tension. The United States increased diplomatic, military, and economic pressures on the Soviet Union, at a time when it was already suffering from economic stagnation. In the mid-1980s, the new Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev introduced the liberalizing reforms of glasnost ("openness", c. 1985) and perestroika ("reorganization", 1987) and ended Soviet involvement in Afghanistan. Pressures for national sovereignty grew stronger in Eastern Europe, and Gorbachev refused to militarily support their governments any longer. In 1989, the fall of the Iron Curtain after the Pan-European Picnic and a peaceful wave of revolutions (with the exception of Romania and Afghanistan) overthrew almost all communist governments of the Eastern Bloc. The Communist Party of the Soviet Union itself lost control in the Soviet Union and was banned following an abortive coup attempt in August 1991. This in turn led to the formal dissolution of the USSR in December 1991, the declaration of independence of its constituent republics and the collapse of communist governments across much of Africa and Asia. The United States was left as the world's only superpower. The Cold War and its events have left a significant legacy. It is often referred to in popular culture, especially with themes of espionage and the threat of nuclear warfare.