The True story of the Civil War

United States, 1957

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A record of the American Civil War period made up mostly with Mathew Brady’s original wet plate photographs made on the field of battle and contemporary newspaper illustrations (Harper’s Weekly). Relates the story of the war, describing its causes, its battles, its leaders and its effects on the nation. Narrated by Raymond Massey. (Award: Best Documentary, Short Subjects, 1957 Academy Awards)



Louis Clyde Stoumen

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Camera Eye Pictures






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