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Movies: Contemporary Period: Cold War 1947-1991


Strategic Air Command (1955) (Mukel Patel)

An ex-pilot and current baseballer is recalled into the U.S. Air Force and assumes an increasingly important role in Cold War deterrence.


Fail Safe (1964) (Peter Merritt)

A technical malfunction sends American planes to Moscow to deliver a nuclear attack. Can all-out war be averted?


Seven Days in May (1964) (Peter Merritt)

United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty, and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.


Dr Strangelove (1964) (Peter Merritt)

An insane American general orders a bombing attack on the Soviet Union, triggering a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.


On The Beach (1959) (Peter Merritt)

After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.


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