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The 1st Calvalry Division in Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "The Army on horseback that once was the United States Cavalry is no more, for our Army today is a mechanized force. But "cavalry" is a proud word in military terminology and no one displays that pride more than the men of the 1st Cavalry Division. They call themselves "troopers," like their tough forbears who, a century ago, rode against the Indian tribes of the west. Today, these men of the division (sometimes called "the first team") keep alive the cavalry's legendary tradition of bravery by fighting, when they are called upon to fight, with courage and an indomitable will to win. THE BIG PICTURE brings to the screen the story of the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea; a story as illustrious as any in the cavalry's magn [...]
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1954
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The 25th Infantry Division in Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "As filmed by combat cameramen of the Army Signal Corps, the history of the "Tropic Lightening" Division in Korea is told ... this film presentation follows the battle from a perimeter defense in the north near Sangju, through a dramatic shift under cover of darkness of 150 miles south to meet the Pusan-bent enemy, and back up the Korean Peninsula. ... As the war progressed, excellent footage was taken of the division on the outskirts of Seoul in January, 1951, as U.N. troops retired from the city. With the start of Armistice negotiations in July 1951, the division took up defenses along "The Iron Triangle." Here, cameras caught the searchlight company in action, psychological warfare in extensive use, and finally, in [...]
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1954
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The 29th Division

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1952
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The 2nd Infantry Division in Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975." ... documentary of the famous "Indianheads," the men of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division and the vital role they played in Korea. Although the fighting in Korea is over, the deeds of the 2nd Infantry Division will long be remembered. Out of the struggle in Korea have come many accounts of great suffering and even greater heroism, but few of them can match the story as told in this BIG PICTURE program. Through careful editing and with emphasis on "close-ups" of the men themselves, this outstanding documentary seems to tell the personal story of the soldiers of the Indianhead Division who lived up to their proud motto -- "Second to None."--National Archives and Records Administration.
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1954
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The 3rd Infantry Division in Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This is the story of the Korean conflict as filmed on the frontline by U.S. Army Signal Corps cameramen. Audie Murphy has been invited to help tell the story of his old division, and appears in the program with host-narrator Sgt. Stuart Queen."--National Archives and Records Administration.
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1955
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42nd Rainbow Division

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Long hours spent in researching top film have uncovered some of the finest footage from World War I, covering the activities of the famed 42nd Infantry Division. To anyone who was around in those exciting days of the "Great War," when the victorious troops were coming home to parades up Fifth Avenue and Main Streets throughout the country, the name "42nd Rainbow Division" rings a bell loud and clear. In World War II, as well, the 42nd Division contributed to the victory in Europe and their action is graphically depicted on film. Nowadays the hallowed insignia of the Rainbow is worn by the crack 42nd Division of the New York National Guard. This episode covers an exciting span of eventful years as it looks up at the [...]
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1957
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The 6th Infantry Division

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1952
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7th Infantry

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1952
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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.
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1970
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Above the Best

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Spotlights the growth and military importance of aviation in the Army. In a half hour TV documentary filmed on location at Fort Rucker, Alabama, home of the Army Aviation School, viewers will see the story of air mobility in today's Army. The flexible, modern Army bears a family resemblance to the Army of 1918 and 1942, but that is where the similarity ends. Today, we must have a highly mobile, self-sufficient battle force. To control his widely dispersed elements, the ground commander must be constantly aware of the battle situation. He must know where the enemy is, and what he is doing. And, he must be able to transport his own forces to battle at top speed, at the point where they are most needed. It is here, tha [...]
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1956
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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.
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1964; 1975
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The Admiral Nimitz Story

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Raised on the extensive plains of Texas, Admiral Nimitz had never seen an ocean when he entered Annapolis at the beginning of the century. Yet, forty years later he rescued the world's largest body of water from the tyranny of one of the mightiest fleets ever assembled. His incredible and brilliant victories at Midway and the Coral Sea, at Okinawa and the Philippines, will remain forever as an example of the United States Navy's proudest heritage. This episode captures the time, the battles, and the man in "The Admiral Chester Nimitz Story." Using rare, previously unshown film, the viewer is taken back half a century to the early days of the Naval Academy, the Spanish-American War, and the time when Chester Nimitz a [...]
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1958
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Aerial Mobility

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "New tactical use of helicopters, equipped with rockets and machine guns, is seen for the first time on film as the helicopters move in and out of ground force positions, firing their weapons at a simulated enemy. Viewers will be taken on a fast-moving, treetop ride in the bubble of a helicopter as it surveys the terrain on a reconnaissance mission. In observance of the sixteenth anniversary of Army aviation, this episode shows the strides taken in this field. As pointed out in the film, Army aviation does not in any sense duplicate the tactical mission of the Air Force. It's function is solely to increase the Army's ability to win the land battle by increasing its mobility within the confines of the battlefield itse [...]
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1958
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AFN - the American Forces Network

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "For twenty years one of the United States' largest radio networks has been broadcasting news - information -music - sports - and dramatic programs to an estimated audience of twenty million - yet has never been heard in the United States. The American Forces Network, Europe (known to its audience as AFN) has served the military community in Europe since it began broadcasting from a basement studio in London, England, on July 4, 1943. This year marks its twentieth anniversary of broadcast operations. This episode captures on film the sight and sound of this unique radio network as it goes about its daily business. Filmed in Frankfurt - Berlin - Munich and Orleans, France."--National Archives and Records Administration.
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1962
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The Aggressor

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "'The Aggressors, ' a giant training aid of the United States Army, was formed after World War II at Fort Riley, Kansas. Their job: to create as realistic a maneuver enemy as possible so that combat training will approach the feeling of actual combat. In the first half audiences discover the Aggressor Amy, Member Circle Trigon Party, have liberated large areas of the continental United States, but because of their success, viewers have been kept from the facts. This is a short documentary showing the liberation of the United States to date. After setting the pace for this program in the first 15 minutes, the camera examines closely this gigantic training aid of the Army. It is explained that at the close of World War [...]
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1956
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The Aggressor

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "'Aggressor, ' the friendly enemy, is the Army training organization whose mission is to assist in field exercises and maneuvers. Selected U.S. Army troop units acting as aggressor forces, with unique uniforms and their own language, challenge the military skills of the American fighting man -- and provide a full-scale test of U.S. battle concepts. In this film audiences will see a vivid portrayal of a little known activity of the United States Army."--National Archives and Records Administration.
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1962
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Aid to Nationalist China

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This episode the The Big Picture, produced by the Army Pictorial Service, is about the Army's mission to advise and train forces on the island of Formosa (Taiwan).
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1954
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Airborne Medic

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "Film presentation depicting the airborne doctor and medical corpsman in battle, a team that brings new honors to a service that has traditionally been the best in the world. As the combat infantryman took to the air, so did the elements of supply he needed on the ground -- the quartermasters, the artillery, the medics. This role has been captured on film; the role of airborne medics in modern tactical operations."--National Archives and Records Administration.
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1954
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Airborne Soldier

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Traces the evolution of the foot soldier into the airborne soldier. It describes the various forms of transportation the fighting man has used to give him increased mobility and speed of movement ... It recaptures tumultuous days in the past two decades when paratroopers have been used repeatedly with great success in global conflicts and in limited "police actions." Credit goes to the men of airborne units for the vital missions they performed in World War II and in Korea. More recently, airborne soldiers were deployed in preventive actions and crises such as the Lebanon incident. This is shock action at its best on film for the Army's weekly television program. It is an absorbing study of highly trained fighting m [...]
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1959