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Old 03-05-2011, 09:27 PM
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Default Twilight: 1960; A SAC training film on World War III

Gents, you might want to have a look at this: it's a SAC film on World War III. Apparently, it was a training film meant to be shown to SAC personnel, but was never shown. Some use of missiles in the war, but mostly bombers. Nice stock footage of B-47s, B-52s, and B-58s, btw.

Here's the link:

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb366/index.htm
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:32 PM
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Gents, you might want to have a look at this: it's a SAC film on World War III. Apparently, it was a training film meant to be shown to SAC personnel, but was never shown. Some use of missiles in the war, but mostly bombers. Nice stock footage of B-47s, B-52s, and B-58s, btw.

Here's the link:

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb366/index.htm
Might just be me, but I get a 404 when I go there.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:53 PM
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http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb336/index.htm

try that?

Edit: its funny, it textually the same exact link, but clicking on the origional gives a 404, but mine serves up the page....wth?

double edit, figured it out It's 'ebb336' not 'ebb366'....almost an optical illusion

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Old 03-05-2011, 10:10 PM
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it was a training film meant to be shown to SAC personnel, but was never shown
LOL, clearly the absolutely pathetic acting was too embarrassing.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:52 AM
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My dad was an air traffic controller with the USAF during this time. I can remember being at school and the base having alerts and seeing the B-47s and B-52s taking off. Even then seeing the base launch its aircraft always scared the schoolkids because the school would hold its air raid drill, the famous duck under your school desk and it will protect you from the A-bomb...then would come the Civil Defense Drill where the kids were led into the air raid shelters and we get to set on the bunks for a couple of hours.


Say what you will about the poor acting...the film caught the background of fear, nobody wanted to see the bombs go off and MADD was all too real.

Besides! It was the 1950s...what were you expecting, Mel Gibson?
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