Tag Archives: Newsreels

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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).

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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.