Berlin Siege: Gen. Clay Returns to Report on Red Crisis (film #88 on Universal Newsreels). [Category: Military & Propaganda]

Newsreel from the late 40s reporting on the Soviet blockade of Berlin and the subsequent Berlin Airlift. Also included are stories on the continuation of the military draft, American communists being arrested and tried for treason, and the US giving four submarines to Turkey. There’s a definite cold war feeling here in all of these stories, making this a good example of a newsreel from the postwar period.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.

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