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Why Viet-Nam

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"This documentary looks at the history of U.S. support in Southeast Asia. You will hear speeches by Dean Rusk, Robert McNamara and LBJ."--All Movie Guide website.
DVD
2006; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
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Army Aviation

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Overview of the history and importance of army aviation. --Catalog of The Big Picture, the U.S. Army's television series, 1950-1975.
Online
1951
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Big Picture Highlights

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; Excerpts from the more than 300 episodes of The Big picture, showing the wide range of subjects.
Online
1960
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America on the Move

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "America itself ... a land of exploding statistics ... of contrast, and of values that endure despite contrast ... is the subject of this week's THE BIG PICTURE. Narrated by well-known motion picture actor and television star Alexander Scourby, this 30-minute documentary describes the spirit and motivation of our country as it responds to its challenge in this hour of historic crisis."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1961
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I Am a Soldier

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "My origins are many and varied. I was not always a soldier. I grew up in ten thousand neighborhoods of this great country of ours. Ten thousand towns and cities. Each with its own particular pace and way of doing things. Its own ways of passing the time of days. Its own contribution to the American way of life. I am at home in the populous neighborhoods of Manhattan and Chicago and San Francisco . I am also at home among the far mountains and on the plains and deserts. I know well the farmlands which out of their rich bounty have provided food for our increasing millions in war and peace."--Transcript.
Online
1963
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An Army Moves

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Covers Army mobility from the Revolutionary War era to present day, with focus on logistical and transportation progress in the 20th Century and the nature of future mobility needs."--Glass Eye.
Online
1963
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D-Day

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This episode takes you back in time about nine years to June, 1944, the day when American combat infantry made history on the beaches of Normandy and France it was D-Day and the men of the blue badge will bring you into the war and to the enemy. You will see the buildup that made the invasion possible and the convoys that brought our Army across the channel. But before we take you back to D-Day, Colonel Quinn will review for you five points to keep in mind when thinking of the combat infantrymen. Then later on he will have an interesting stories to tell you about his meeting with Hermann Goering, Hitler's air marshall."--Transcript.
Online
1964
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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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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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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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Broken Bridge

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"Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy stars in this release. His two young sons' prying questions about space-age missiles prompt Murphy to make a tour of modern Army installations and revisit some of the places he saw in Europe during World War II. First stop is Germany and Hitler's stadium in Nuremberg. Moving on to Wurzburg, Murphy stops at the Third Division area and inspects the platoon he commanded as a First Lieutenant 15 years before. In Germany, the most decorated soldier of World War II gets a look at the Corporal missile and the Redstone missile. A side trip to Norway gives him an orientation view of the Nike Ajax and Hercules ground-to-air missiles. Returning to the United States, Lt. Gen. Arthur G. Trudeau gives the movie star a grand tour of White Sands Missile Range to w [...]
Online
1960
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Army in Action - the Finest Tradition

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"A summation of our American heritage, a reprise of the history of the American fighting man from Rogers' Rangers to the modern day soldier."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1963; 1975
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Letter From the Mohave

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Describes a training program for desert warfare with tanks.
Online
1956
16.

You in Japan

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"A pictorial report on the people and culture of Japan in 1957, as introduced to U.S. soldiers arriving for a tour of duty."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1956
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You and Yours - American Red Cross

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"A salute from the Army's weekly television series to an organization of more than 40 million members -- the American Red Cross. Beginning with a few simple doughnut wagons and field kitchens, the American society of this international movement has grown until it is today the principle channel through which men and women of all walks of life give something of themselves for the sake of others. For this release, the Army joined forces with the Red Cross to make this picture for television to coincide with this year's Red Cross Campaign. Some 380 television stations in this country and overseas will receive this program. From the colorful and dramatic history of the Red Cross, the Army has culled a most ambitious documentary, much of it filmed in recent months, depicting the role this [...]
Online
1956
18.

Nike-Hercules - a Reality

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Scenes of the U.S. Army's Air Defense Command's Nike-Hercules missile installations.
Online
1959
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Army Digest: No. 1.

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"Barriers to the North" and "Journey to Mannheim."
Online
1959
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Army Digest: No. 2.

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Describes NATO activities and examines the possible causes of a plane crash.
Online
1960