Tag Archives: Newsreels


Day Called X, A (1958)

A Day Called ‘X’ was a dramatized CBS documentary set in Portland, Oregon in which the entire city is evacuated in anticipation of a nuclear air raid, after Soviet bombers had been detected by radar stations to the north; it details the activation of the city’s civil defense protocols and leads up to the moment before the attack (the ending is left intentionally unknown).


Beaten Nazis Sign Surrender (1945)

General Yodell accepts unconditional surrender for Germany. Mussolini and his mistress hang from the rafters of a gas station while partisans try and execute the last of the fascists, .German prisoners of war claim they never met a Nazi. This newsreel footage contains images of dead Italian fascists. Viewer discretion is advised.