Although he tried to distance himself from Stalin’s ruthless regime, Khrushchev brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.
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).
Beachhead to Berlin is a 1945 film about the D-day landings shot by Coast Guard photographers. It centers on the activities of the Coast Guard on D-day and has some really good Technicolor footage of the invasion.
This episode of the WWII documentaries series The Big Picture tells about the life of General George Patton. It’s narrated by Ronald Reagan.