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Real Stories of Death and Disaster

Rare, vintage documentary newsreel footage of death, execution and natural disasters from around the world.
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Item:  ALP 7427D
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1930
  • Label: Alpha Video

Description by OLDIES.com:

Like a train wreck that one cannot avert ones eyes from, this collection presents a fascinating cinematic look at some of the famous catastrophes, disasters and fatalities of the twentieth century. Graphic segments are still quite shocking today such as the spectacular 1932 USS Akron air disaster, in which we see servicemen plunging to their death while the cameras roll. Some of the many highlights include the tragic death of Will Rogers, the Great Johnstown Flood and the sinking of the Lusitania. Public enemy #1, John Dillinger is gunned down by Federal agents in Chicago in 1934. Thousands die as Mount Vesuvius erupts in 1930. The sinking of the Titanic and the Hindenburg disaster are but a few of the many other world shaking events depicted.
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  • Sales Rank: 31,530
  • UPC: 089218742797
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