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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Supply Mission

National Archives and Records Service
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, combat engineers are seen building roads in Burma, constructing airstrips in North Africa, and relieving flood victims and communities in times of disaster. Audiences are introduced to the men and women whose job it is to provide combat engineers in the field with the equipment they need when they need it - the United States Army engineers, who are "Standing by - ready when needed," whether during war or peace. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration goes behind the scenes in the Corps of Engineers to show, among other things, an electronic brain that answers questions.
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Run Time
30 min.
9 and up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 13, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Supply Mission
  • Intro: The Big Picture: Supply Mission (1:13)
  • Combat Engineers (1:55)
  • Engineer Depot (1:55)
  • Supply Control - Data Processing (2:40)
  • Inventory Control (2:16)
  • Care and Preservation Shop (2:01)
  • Equipment Maintenance (1:19)
  • Inventory Control (1:05)
  • Chain Belt Principle (1:58)
  • Depot Efficiency (1:37)
  • Military Run Supply Depot (2:15)
  • Reducing Costs (4:07)
  • Standardization (1:01)
  • Construction Power (2:13)
  • Credits: The Big Picture: Supply Mission (0:50)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2008.
Publisher no.
44934 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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