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Cold War: A Challenge of Ideas & Psychological Warfare

Synopsis
Two pro-American, anti-Communist films produced by branches of the US army during the Cold War.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2003
Year of production
1961 1968
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
Cold War; military training; propaganda; United States of America

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 NTSC, VCD
Price
$9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
55 minutes
Year
2003

Type
VHS
Format
NTSC
Price
$9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
55 minutes
Year
2003

Sections

Title
Cold war: a challenge of ideas
Synopsis
A film produced by tHE US Army Pictorial Center in 1961, in which John Wayne, Edward R. Murrow, Lowell Thomas, Frank McGee, Helen Hayes and others discuss the ideological battle between U.S. and Soviet Union. The film ANALYZES BASIC IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE U.S. & THE COMMUNIST STATE. DESCRIBES OBJECTIVES AND TECHNIQUES USED BY THE USSR TO INFLUENCE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD AND EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THE U.S. STRONG SPIRITUALLY & MORALLY.
Duration
30 mins

Title
Psychological Warfare
Synopsis
A military training film, produced by the US Army Material Command, showing psychological operations in "Hostland," a mythical (probably Latin American) country, designed to aid the host government in gaining the support of the population.
Duration
25 mins

Production Company

Name

US Army Material Command

Name

US Army Pictorial Center

Distributor

Name

MediaOutlet.com

Email
service@prosperohouse.com
Web
http://www.mediaoutlet.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
PO Box 1432
Bayonne
NJ 07002
USA
Notes
Specialises in US archival moving image and sound material, particularly vintage radio and public service films and broadcasts that have been digitally restored. Formerly known as Earthstation.com. Sale on multi-region DVD or CD.

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