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A House Divided

USA, 1960 (MIFF 1962, War in Past)

Director: Craven Films

One of a series of films on scenes from American history, this is a compilation of extracts from feature films and other sources, tracing the origins of the American Civil War, Lincoln's presidency, the major battles, Lincoln's assassination and the beginning of the reconstruction.

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