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The True Story of the Civil War

USA, 1956 (MIFF 1961, Programme 28)

Director: Louis C. Stoumen

The camera traverses still photographs of the battles and personalities of the Civil War and shows us scenes of the battles at Bull Run, Antietam, Sheloh, Vicksburg and Gettysburg and such personalities as John Brown, Jefferson Davis, Abraham Lincoln.

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