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82nd Airborne Division

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Traces the history of the "All American'' 82nd Airborne, the first Army airborne division, in World War II, in Santo Domingo in 1965, and in Vietnam."--Catalog of The Big Picture, the U.S. Army's television series, 1950-1975.
Online
1970
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The Combat Infantry Soldier

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "The American infantry soldier in every war he is the little guy but without him all of the grand strategies to defeat the enemy would fail. He is at once wretched and glorious. When called upon to perform a vital mission he fulfills his job with intelligence and professional skill. These men who have carried the rifle through endless months of jungles, rice paddies and heat have learned to endure and to triumph in freedom's cause. This is their story the story of the combat infantry soldier."--Transcript.
Online
1970
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Hall of Heroes

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A visit to the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon--a museum- exhibit commemorating the 3,210 recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Hall of Heroes was dedicated by President Lyndon Johnson in May, 1968.
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1968
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Vietnam Crucible

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "The United States Army soldier. The 1960s have brought him here to South Vietnam. Here in Vietnam, he fights a war unlike past wars, a war alien to the direct total military action of World War II, lacking the clear frontlines of Korea, a war distinctly a product of its own complicated age, a war that probes new depths while simultaneously it remains within restricted dimensions. But the soldiers serving in Vietnam spend little time analyzing the war for they are too busy fighting it. They are primarily concerned with the fact that their country faces a challenge. They recognize that it is their duty to help meet that challenge. They are supported by the Army in which they serve and that support has been underlined [...]
Online
1967; 1975
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Probe and Pursue

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "In Vietnam, the enemy is called "Charlie." He maybe any place and anyone, man, woman or child. For neither the regular North Vietnamese regular army nor the sinister Viet Cong fights according to what might be called the rules of modern warfare. Bold, tough and crafty, theirs is the strategy of the guerilla. To avoid open conflict and fight from ambush, or to infiltrate civilian populations and spread confusion and terror by murder, mine or booby trap. The only effective way to counter these guerilla tactics is to beat Charlie to his punch, seek out and pursue him before he can put his plans into operation. Thus, in Vietnam when intelligence sources indicate the that enemy is preparing a build-up, our forces move sw [...]
Online
1967
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The Army and Vietnam

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "In the summer of 1965 the President drastically increased our commitment in Vietnam and presented the Army with perhaps its greatest challenge since World War II. The Army had to expand quickly. Great numbers of men fully equipped and well-supplied were suddenly needed in South Vietnam . Yet, the Army had to be ready for any other emergency that might come up somewhere else in the world. Every member of the Army felt the challenge. This is the story of how that challenge was met and is being met."--Transcript.
Online
1967
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The Army's Floating Workshop

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This film chronicles the history of the aircraft maintenance depot ship Corpus Christi Bay, which was converted from a World War II seaplane tender. Scenes show various stages in the design and conversion of the ship, and its eventual deployment to Vietnam for helicopter repair."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1966; 1975
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The Big Red One in Vietnam

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; This film is a combat history of the First Infantry Division in South Vietnam. In addition to chronicling its battle actions since its arrival in Vietnam in July, 1965 until its largest campaign, Operation Junction City, in March, 1967, the film also depicts the severe combat conditions encountered by the troops, and the esprit de corps of the fighting men of the First Infantry Division.
Online
1966; 1975
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A Soldier's Warranty

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Vic Morrow host-narrates this documentary on the ultimate weapon in the U.S. Army's arsenal -- the soldier. As technology increased the soldier's potential, the importance of effective ordnance increased. Scenes examine the testing and evaluation of weapons and equipment that ensured the U.S. soldier got nothing but the best."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1965
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Operation Scoreboard

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This episode focuses on physical fitness--a regular and necessary part of military training -- and profiles the Army's sports program. The film explores how the program included military participants in intramural levels at installations and divisions, inter-service sports competitions, all the way up to international sporting events such as the Olympic games. The film features appearances by Lindsey Nelson, Warren Spahn, Oscar Robertson, and Jack Kemp."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1965; 1975
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Exercise Desert Strike

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This film tells the story of a large-scale joint Army-Air Force training exercise in the United States. The objectives of the exercise were to test initiation of tactical nuclear warfare, control of escalation, and tactical operating on the nuclear battlefield."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1965; 1975
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Assignment Taiwan

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This film chronicles the history of Nationalist China and provides a report on the work that was done by the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group with the military forces of that nation."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1965; 1975
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The New First Team

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Chronicles the history of the First Cavalry Division--in World War II and Korea. Subsequent scenes chronicle the need, and eventual development, of a different kind of fighting force--the First Cavalry Division, Airmobile. This airmobile division provided four times the airlift of an infantry division, and had the ability to put one third of its 16,000 fighting men into the air at a time, with their equipment."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1965; 1975
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Not for Conquest

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "A Department of Defense (DoD) progress report on the goals and military posture of the U.S. Armed Forces. Secretary Robert S. McNamara reports on the Vietnam War buildup, DoD savings in defense expenditures in 1965, and increases in military effectiveness."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1965; 1975
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A Pictorial History of the U.S. Cavalry

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Military service of U.S. Cavalry throughout the nation's history, with focus on its changed combat role since World War I as an effective infantry unit."--Catalog of The Big Picture.
Online
1965
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Third Army

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Nine major Army schools--17,000 replacement troops a year--these are some of the responsibilities of the Third United States Army, one of the six major tactical subdivisions of the United States Continental Army Command."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1964; 1975
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Iran

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "In April of 1964, a Persian word meaning "courageous" became known to Americans as the name of a bold military adventure. An entire airborne brigade with heavy equipment was airlifted to Iran--land of the ancient Persians. American and Iranian armed forces successfully demonstrated their combat readiness."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1964; 1975
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Prologue to Leadership

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This film examines the extensive training that Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets received at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation Headquarters in Pennsylvania. More than 3,500 cadets came for training to this "summer camp" after having taken more than 330 hours of military training in ROTC programs on college campuses throughout the U.S."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1964; 1975
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Action Vietnam

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This film begins with a scene from December 1964 in which President Lyndon Johnson awarded Captain Roger Donlon the Medal of Honor for his heroism in Vietnam. The documentary then goes on to describe the difficulties of fighting in Vietnam; how it was a "twilight war fought in shadow and stealth."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1964; 1975
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United States Strike Command

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Documents how the United States Strike Command acted as the nation's means of focusing U.S. military power in a hurry to deal with specific emergencies in any part of the world. Headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base on the west coast of Florida, this Command supervised the strategic reserve of combat units of the continental Army command and the combat squadrons of the tactical air command.
Online
1964; 1975