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North Atlantic Treaty Organization: (NATO) -- Partners in Peace

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "Signal Corps cameramen cover our participation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a new and revolutionary development in American history. This is a factual report with swiftly moving scenes and exciting narrative on how our country, in the last forty years, has thrown its full economic and military power into a deadly struggle to prevent the triumph of a dangerous aggressor in Western Europe. Never before has this country committed herself to go to the aid of a country outside this hemisphere under attack--never before have we received similar guarantees from other countries. In this film presentation, viewers learn how the morale and self confidence of European peoples and their armies have risen far above [...]
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1954
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Pictorial Report Number 20

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "A guided tour through a U.S. Army "Nike" installation."--National Archives and Records Administration.
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1955
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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 [...]
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1957
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Why NATO

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "The story of NATO -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. As shown in this episode, the United States as a founding member of this vital international body, has demonstrated to the world the importance we place on the closest association between the members of the Atlantic community. Throughout history, nations have sought through treaties and alliances with other nations, to maintain their security and remain free from attack. But not until the twentieth century did the concept of national security become worldwide in its scope. World Wars I and II and the Korean War proved beyond any doubt that when one free nation anywhere is threatened by aggression, the safety of all free nations is ultimately at stake. Dram [...]
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1957
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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 [...]
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1959
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Decade of NATO

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "A film documentary originally produced by the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, it is a report on the progress of NATO. It is history in the making, a story about the organization and its accomplishments since its birth more than ten years ago. In NATO we have developed a deterrent and a retaliatory capability of great destructive power for the prevention of general war. As stressed in this film episode for the Army's weekly television series, it is the fervent hope that one day the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will outlive the harsh facts of Communist aggression which called it into being. The nations of NATO are all partners, and have an appropriate part to play in international security today ... tomorrow ... [...]
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1960
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NATO: Background to Berlin

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Ever since the Atlantic Alliance was created, it is driven to resolve all problems by peaceful negotiation including the reunification of Germany and Berlin in freedom. But this negotiation from the strength necessary to withstand the treat of force. And in NATO's determination to resist aggression, lies the hope for peace and freedom of millions all over the world."--Transcript.
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1961; 1975
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NATO: The Changed Face of Europe

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Background, origins, and purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.
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1950; 1975
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Willis D. Crittenberger

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"Participants: Gen. Willis D. Crittenberger, former Commanding General of the First United States Army, interviewed by William Bradford Huie and Hardy Burt. Topics: Purpose and future of NATO and analysis of the use of tanks."--Longines Chronoscope Interviews, April 13, 1953 (200LW608).
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1953