A Newsreel from Fifty Years Ago This Month: We Liked Ike, Blew Up Atomic Bombs, Carved Vegetable Sculptures

In this patriotic newsreel designed for students and other good citizens of 1952, America learns important news about Hawaii (which was about to become a state!) and hears a report on a high-tech camera capable of capturing a missile in slow-motion...

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Feb 24 2012, 5:37pm

In this patriotic newsreel designed for students and other good citizens of 1952, America learns important news about Hawaii (which was about to become a state!) and hears a report on a high-tech camera capable of capturing a missile in slow-motion. Also, a ship captain abandons his capsized boat, and is rescued by the Navy, which gives him “warm clothes and a shot of rum.”