A is for Atom, an animated documentary short by Carl Urbano, 1953

A is for Atom, an animated documentary short by Carl Urbano, 1953

A is for Atom, 1953

An animated documentary short by Carl Urbano

For its time this animation is a well-presented, short documentary about atomic science, which explains how nuclear energy is harnessed for peace-time use. Though it briefly mentions the atomic bomb, it doesn’t cover the horrors of nuclear war or the environmental down-side of nuclear power, which was just in its infancy at that time.

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Moonwalk One, a documentary film by National Archives and Records Administration, 1970

Moonwalk One, a documentary film by National Archives and Records Administration, 1970

Moonwalk One (Documentary) 1970

A documentary film by National Archives and Records Administration

A comprehensive documentary film covering the first moon landing by Apollo Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, using extensive news and government footage from the era, along with clips from popular science fiction programs.

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True Glory, with an introduction by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1945

True Glory, 1945

A film by The Department of War

This documentary film covers the defeat of the Axis powers by the allies in WWII, and was released for the public at the end of the war. General Dwight D. Eisenhower introduces the film. It’s a joint production of the U.S. and British Governments. (Browse our Movie Archive)