Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood Blacklist

By Elizabeth Bowley.   Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, tells the story of Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood blacklist. The film demonstrates how fears surrounding the Cold War and communism managed to penetrate all aspects of society, including the filmmaking industry. Trumbo highlights the barbarity of the blacklist and the damaging
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Bridge of Spies: The Real Story

By Elizabeth Bowley.   Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Bridge of Spies, tells the story of the exchange between Francis Gary Powers and Rudolf Abel. British Pathé followed this story as it happened. Here we present newsreels documenting the real story of the exchange.     Vilyam Fisher (Mark Rylance) was
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The Secret Story of the CIA’s Francis Gary Powers

Secret intelligence pilot Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 plane was shot down on the 1st May 1960 by a Soviet surface-to-air missile over Sverdlovsk. The target destination of Powers’ espionage mission had been the site of the Kyshtym Disaster. Powers parachuted to the ground and was captured by Soviet troops, crucially
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