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The 1950s

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Part of the series "100 Years, 100 Events." Covers events of the sixth decade of the 20th century in the following chapters: The Comeback of a Legend: Churchill's Last Battle (1951), On the Top: The First Ascent of Mount Everest (1953), Queen Elizabeth II (1953), Stones Against Tanks – Upheaval in East Germany (1953), Bomb Explodes on Bikini Island (1954), Marilyn Monroe (1954), Adenauer in Moscow (1955), The Riot: Anti-Communist Protests in Hungary (1956), Elvis Presley (1958), and The Cuban Revolution with Fidel Castro in Havana (1959). NOTE: Contains graphic depictions of historical violence, images, and some nudity. Members strongly encouraged to preview.

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