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"The Genesis of the Cold War"


Course of Our Times, Series III


U-Matic; 16mm film [NO VIEWING COPY AVAILABLE]



Producer
WGBH-TV

Program Number
27

Date Aired
ca. 1970

Length
30 min.

Description
In March of 1946, Churchill referred to the Iron Curtain that now had fallen across the continent to divide the former allies, Russia, Britain and the United States. The curtain represented a Cold War, where yesterday's cooperation became today's hostility, where yesterday's friends became today's enemies. This Cold War became the dominant factor in the international affairs of the next generation. Where did the break come: How could the rapport of a firm alliance become the alienation that turned every major development into a crisis of confidence? This chapter details a number of crucial episodes during the coalition period that would indicate there had never really been a genuine alliance, that the allies were not united in a common cause, but only against a common enemy.

Recording Location
WGBH, Boston

Holdings
1 U-Matic copy [In Sachar Personal Papers, Box 26]
5 16 mm films [3 B&W, 2 color; in Sachar Film Collection]