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Pentomic 101st

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Story of 101st Airborne Division. Viewers will see a comprehensive historical review of the 101st Airborne Division from early organization and training in World War II, through combat in Europe, to Reorganization Day Ceremonies held late in 1956 when the Division became the Army's first potential nuclear equipped, long-range, "fire brigade." In flashbacks, the episodebrings to life the Battle of the Ardennes in which this now-famed "Screaming Eagle" division played such a vital role in the town of Bastogne. Narrated in the language of the soldiers who were there, this dramatic film presentation concerns itself with the "esprit de corps" that arose among paratroopers of World War II and is continuing in the new "Pen [...]
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1956
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Fire Brigade

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "'One of the most effective forces available for dealing with the brushfire-type of war consists of the airborne units of the United States Army.' With this idea in mind more than 200 different scenes were shot recently at Fort Bragg, N.C., showing the changes undergone in the recently reorganized Pentomic 82nd Airborne Division. To depict a combat situation, the picture ranges from scenes showing a division-wide alert to the assault parachute jump putting the 82nd into "war." The division gets an assist from other XVIII Airborne Corps units cast in the film. This documentary film shows what today's airborne is expected to be able to accomplish in an emergency. It is a fast-moving, hard-hitting fighting force designe [...]
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1957