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1.

Death Runs Riot

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"Civil war comes early to the West. In 'Bleeding Kansas, ' abolitionists battle for free soil. In Utah, federal troops march against Mormon polygamy. And along the Rio Grande, oppressed Mexican Americans rebel. The war between North and South unleashes brute savagery in the West, and leaves behind an army prepared for total war against the native peoples of the plains."--Www.pbs.org.
Online
1996
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The Geography of Hope

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"Newcomers arrive by the millions, bringing a new spirit of conformity to the West. Indian children are taught to forsake their heritage, Mormons are told to abandon a tenet of their faith, and new laws deny Chinese and Mexican Americans a place in society. Yet the legend of the "Wild West" lives on, thanks to the greatest showman of the age."--Www.kpb.org.
Online
1996
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Guided Missiles

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Shows how Army engineers and technicians worked to perfect the guided missile. Includes dramatic shots taken miles up in the stratosphere.--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1953
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Pictorial Report Number 6.

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "Three reports in one: First, a look at ROTC; second the story of the many civilians who play a vital role in our defense effort; and third, the island of hope for millions of free Chinese -- Formosa."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1953
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Ordinance in Europe

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "Ordnance in Europe is a big, sprawling story and it can be told in many different ways. One way is to tell about the payoff--when ordnance activity is finally translated into battlefield action. Another, is to tell the story in terms of the people who make it and finally, supply. BIG PICTURE cameras cover those three phases of the story. In addition, coverage is given to salvage and the gigantic task of maintenance associated with field recovery of vehicles. In this film presentation, viewers will learn how ordnance personnel in Europe contribute strongly to the effectiveness of the American soldier, and the security of his country."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1954
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Division in Europe

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "The story of two young Army privates who have recently been sent from their training camps in the U.S. to join the 2nd Armored, a division in Europe."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1955
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Operation Sagebrush

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Sagebrush was the nation's biggest peacetime maneuver since the 1941 Louisiana War Games. The exercise was designed to test our equipment and ideas for a modern, streamlined Army."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1955
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Soldier in France

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Scenes of Paris and Orleans are only part of the half-hour documentary, one of a series of projects designed to show Americans the life of American GIs oversees."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1955
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The New German Army

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Appearing in the film is West German chancellor, Dr. Konrad Adenauer. In flashback form, using captured German film of World War II vintage, this chapter traces the rise of the German nation, from the bitter depression days of the 1930s, through the rise of the Nazi party to the infamous "Blitzkrieg" of Sept. 31, 1939 - the invasion of Poland. In striking fashion, the producers of the program summarize, pictorially, the forces which led to the ultimate downfall of Germany as a world power. The postwar partition of Germany is shown, and viewers are shown the famed, "Berlin Airlift" of 1949. An important plank in the founding platform of the NATO nations is the creation of a German Army. The addition of a free West Ge [...]
Online
1956
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Southern European Task Force (SETAF)

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Coverage of the United States Army's only operative missile command in Europe. Stationed in Verona, Italy, is one of NATO's unique military units. Famous for its historical landmarks, architecture, and art, Verona is home base for the Southern European Task Force--SETAF. The story covers in detail the Army's newest mobile striking force with nuclear weapons capability. Seen are Italian and American troops training together on small arms ranges, helicopters flying high into the Alps on supply and survival missions, and Italian troops fighting a delaying action against an invader from the Northeast. Into the rugged foothills of the Alps, camera teams follow paratroopers who are dropped to reinforce the front line infa [...]
Online
1957
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The Common Defense

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Here is a pictorial report on the meaning of the term "the common defense" which has changed a great deal since the time our founding father immortalized that phrase in the Constitution of the United States. In those days, the Army was the bulwark of the young nation's defense. But in the years and the wars that followed, the mighty Sister Services of the Navy and the Air Force came into being and developed equal stature. Today, the three services operate under a unified command, working together as the Armed Forces of the United States. Together, they share new weapons brought forth by the era of missiles and nuclear arms and contribute their resources to the military exploration of the new world of outer space. Th [...]
Online
1958
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Army Medicine

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From the American Revolutionary War to Korea, this documentary "highlights the story of "Army Medicine" and the exploits of members of the Army Medical Service". Much of the footage shows United States medics in action.; "The story of Army medicine from the American Revolutionary War to Korea, this episode highlights the story of "Army Medicine" and the exploits of members of the Army Medical Service who have been the tireless, constant companions of the foot soldier. World War I presented one of the greatest challenges to the Army Medical Service and excellent footage has been chosen to tell this story, showing the professional skill of the medic. Footage from the Normandy Beachhead has been integrated into this documentary and depicts the great work of medics in the Second World Wa [...]
Online
1959
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The Army - a Deterrent to Aggression

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Here is a documentary of the Army's role in 1960. It is a tabulation of both the Army's achievements as well as its mission in maintaining a worldwide war deterrent while improving its readiness to meet the challenge of tomorrow. One important feature in this film presentation is its complete report on the modernization of the Army in its organization, tactics, thinking, personnel practices, and operations, stressing also the materiel and personnel needs and requirements of the Army for the present and the future. Stress is placed on the necessity for effective control and rapid movement of individual soldiers and units to enable the Army forces, in any kind of war, to apply manpower and firepower at the decisive po [...]
Online
1959
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One Army

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "On the front line--in the heat of battle--no one stopped to ask whether a man was a "Regular," "a Guardsman," or a "Reservist." Yet, this unity was never achieved until after the battle began. Unfortunately, however, each time a wartime Army was demobilized following victory, its soldiers tended once more to think of themselves as Regulars, or National Guardsmen, or Reservists, rather than simply as soldiers of the United States Army. As brought forth in this documentary film, today all the Army's components have essential, indispensable roles all the time. No component can perform its mission without the support and cooperation of the other two."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1960
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I Am the Guard

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.
Online
1960
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Strategic Army Corps (STRAC) Fourth

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Follows the Famous Fourth Infantry Division through its World War One exploits and its role in World War Two as it fought its way across Europe. With the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization after World War Two, the Fourth Division assumed a major share in the responsibility of maintaining the peace and security of the free world.
Online
1960
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Army Digest: No. 8.

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "'The Mathew Brady Story' brings to the television screen the work of the famed photographer who, during the Civil War, earned the title of "The First Combat Photographer." In this documentary, Brady's crisp visual account of the Civil War and its men is brought to life as music, sound, and movement team up with Brady's photographic skill to give THE BIG PICTURE audience an authentic sense of what it was like to live and fight through the years when our nation's unity hung in the balance. In the "Clara Barton Story," the personal chronicle of the woman who was instrumental in founding the Red Cross - the accounting, in her own words, of her part in a single day of the Battle of Antietam - is documented through scenes [...]
Online
1960
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Challenge of Ideas

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; Analyzes the basic ideological differences between "the American way" and the Communist State; describes the objectives and techniques used by the USSR to influence the peoples of the world; and emphasizes the importance of keeping the United States strong spiritually and morally.
Online
1960
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Korea and You

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "In Korea the United States Army man plays a dual role. As a soldier he is constantly alert to the threat of aggression from the Communists in the north. As a representative of democracy, he is a bulwark against the internal conditions which could rob a friendly people of their strength and determination. This week's episode takes you to the frontier of the cold war that never freezes over, where Sgt. Clint Walker learned the full meaning of 'Korea and You.'"--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1961
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Operation Readiness

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "As the Berlin crisis reached a climax during the summer of 1961, President Kennedy, in a televised address to the nation, explained the significance of the situation in that divided city. This week's episode is a graphic portrayal of the steps this nation is taking to bring our armed forces to an advanced stage of readiness."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1961