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Entries Tagged as 'Cold War'

Daisy Girl – “Mudslingers: The Twenty-Five Dirtiest Political Campaigns of All Time” – Kerwin Swint

April 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on Daisy Girl – “Mudslingers: The Twenty-Five Dirtiest Political Campaigns of All Time” – Kerwin Swint · Campaigning, History, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, US Politics

The ‘Daisy Girl’ spot was intended to play on the fears and anxieties about Goldwater that he himself had created. The ad opens with a young girl sitting in a field of flowers, picking daisies as she counts them…. At zero, the camera zooms in to the girl’s eyes and we see a nuclear explosion, […]

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“The Fall of Berlin 1945” – Antony Beevor

April 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on “The Fall of Berlin 1945” – Antony Beevor · Communism, Uncategorized, WW2

Then Roosevelt announced without warning that United States forces would not remain in Europe for more than two years after Germany’s surrender. Churchill was privately appalled.

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