The Iron Curtain

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The Iron Curtain
Posted by Miningman on Monday, May 4, 2020 11:25 AM
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Posted by Overmod on Monday, May 4, 2020 12:22 PM

In my opinion, one of the better movies made in those years ... and about that general subject.

Had there been more of this approach, and less hysteria and you-know-whoism, we might not have had to endure the Russian nuclear menace from the mid-Sixties through to the end of the 1980s.

I still have to smile thinking of the four 'censured' Russian composers all dutifully signing their little letter Or Else!

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, May 4, 2020 12:26 PM

Miss Tierney seems to be ready to check the No. 10 journal box. Lid is up and she has "cotton waste" in her hands Whistling

 

Cheers, Ed 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, May 4, 2020 12:47 PM

If I didn't know better I'd swear I see a rotating-cap roller bearing in that journal-box opening.

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, May 4, 2020 3:53 PM

Yes the post WWII years when Canada entered the Louis St. Laurent era, inherited from the understated Mackenzie King.   "Uncle Louis" our combination of Truman and Ike, calm and common sensed. A fierce Communist fighter and was never afraid of the Americans, they were family.  St. Laurent effectively fought off 'intellectuals' , nasty Labour coalitions and Quebec seperatists with ease.  When Canada had a strong, noble identity and the entire country had that character to match. When St. Laurent left all that faded away , just like the steam locomotive. A brief respite during the Mulroney/Reagan years and then back to the nonsense.

Louis St. Laurent 1954 37112.jpg

St. Laurent in the 1950s.
 
12th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
15 November 1948 – 21 June 1957

 

 

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Posted by M636C on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:45 AM

I couldn't resist including a photo of what was really going on in Moscow around 1943, at least as repesented in a museum

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:19 AM

Good looking beast with a Lincoln style top hat for the stack. I'm sure they were pushed to the absolute limit and them some in 1943. 

Very nice, thanks M636C/Peter

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