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Nostradamus Says So! (1953)

The life of the French seer and some of his selected quatrains are reviewed.

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Carey Wilson ...
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The prophecies of Nostradamus, written hundreds of years ago, are interpreted as predicting certain post-World War II events. These include the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne of England, the creation of the United Nations, the Korean War, atomic bomb testing, the trials of Communist spies in the early 1950s, and new ways that astronomers will study the universe. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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31 January 1953 (USA)  »

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Nostradamus Says So! (Prophecies of Nostradamus #1)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Narrator: This is Carey Wilson. I want to talk about the most important thing in life, and that is tomorrow.
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Piercing The Veil
17 April 2006 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An MGM PROPHECIES OF NOSTRADAMUS Short Subject.

Why do so many people believe in these thousand curious verses? Because NOSTRADAMUS SAYS SO!

This intriguing little film tells of the background of the famous seer Michel de Nostradamus (1503-1566) and of some of his prophecies concerning the 20th Century, including World War Two, the Atomic bomb, the United Nations, the Korean Conflict, and the Succession to the British Throne.

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