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1980s - Color, US Government Promotional Film for SDI / Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars)

Reel Number: 221805-08

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1980s,1983

Country: USA


TC Begins: 01:20:34

TC Ends: 01:28:42

Duration: 00:08:08

1980s - Color, US Government Promotional Film for SDI / Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars) Montage: Soviet / Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles / ICBMs launched. USAF airmen running across tarmac to B-52 bombers w/ camouflage paint; taking off. Aerial of Washington, DC. NORAD radar dishes turning; air to air B-52s & contrails; men in plane & radar sweep. B-52 landing, taxiing. Aircraft carrier & other navy ships underway. Soviet missiles parade in Red Square; man at launch control turns switch & lid of missile silo opens & missile launched. USSR map & animation of deployed missiles. SS20 missile; USSR nuclear submarine; USA nuclear sub; still of USSR bomber; POV B-1 bomber over desert mountains; B-52 launching Cruise Missile; planes low overhead; CU nose of missile in silo. 01:22:17 Air to air of AWAC aircraft. Naval officer at periscope; men at consoles, CU pushing buttons, Soviet ICBM missile launched from submarine. Defensive aircraft in air & on ground. 01:22:58 23Mar83 White House at night; interior MCU President Reagan speaking to camera, SOF: “What if free people could live secure in the knowledge that their security did not rest upon the threat of instant US retaliation to deter a Soviet attack, that we could intercept & destroy strategic ballistic missiles before they reached our own soil or that of our allies?” 01:23:24 Launch of large missile w/ shuttle w/ Reagan VO. Followed in sky. Commander John Young on tarmac & VO. Actual & animated scenes in space of shuttle deploying High Frontier. Animated graphics illustrating orbiting satellite system; ground rockets & firing showing how defense works w/ lasers against warheads from space & ground. 01:25:58 Animation of shuttle past earth. Launching of Soviet Rockets, interior of space station & Soyuz 6 w/ arriving cosmonaut. 01:26:27 USSR scientific city “Star Town” in winter & training cosmonauts; in space suits past rockets; rocket launched. Brezhnev hugging cosmonaut in Kremlin. US astronauts w/ Sally Ride (?) out of building waving; two cosmonauts (?) in suits waving. 01:27:03 US rockets launched from land & Polaris out of water, other launches. SDI rocket hitting target in animation. 01:27:36 Nuclear blast. 01:27:46 MS SOF: “I am General Dan Graham, director of project High Frontier. High Frontier is committed to providing America w/ a defense against nuclear weapons. If you feel as strongly as we do ...please help us w/ this important work. Please write to us at High Frontier 1010 Vermont Avenue Washington, DC 20005...” 1980s; MAD aka Mutually Assured Destruction; USA Government Propaganda; NOTE: Partial or entire sold at per reel rate.

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