When George H. W. Bush Was President…

Amid the praise for 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, after his death last week, some of the contemporary feelings about him and his war policy were mostly missing from the extensive coverage. We found another perspective in our video archives from his time in office. 

In this video letter sent to President George Bush in October 1990, Alex Molnar talks about sending his son to serve in the Persian Gulf.

Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection, shot by Herman J. Engel. This clip is from episode 308 of the award winning series, The 90’s. This episode is called “The (Anti)- War Tapes.”

Watch the whole episode here.

John Schuchardt, a former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, recounts his story of speaking up against the Gulf War. Schuchart attempted to catch President George H.W. Bush’s attention while he attended church in Kennebunkport, Maine. 

Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection, produced by Andrew Jones. This clip is from episode 401 of the award-winning series, The 90’s, called, “Taking Chances.”

Watch the whole clip here. 

 

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