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WW II in HD

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The only people to see the war like this were the ones who lived it. Until now. Seventy years in the making. Three thousand hours of color footage few knew existed. The first documentary to show original color footage of World War II in immersive HD, the world premiere History series WWII in HD uses the journals and accounts of those who served in the war's biggest battles to create a personal, introspective and detailed look at life on and off the front lines. Follow 12 unforgettable Americans and experience the war through their eyes, in their own words, as it really looked and sounded. WWII IN HD transforms their stirring journey into a tangible piece of history. Culled from rare color film found in a two-year worldwide search and converted to HD with meticulous technique, WWII in [...]
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Battlefields of Yesterday

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "Ten years ago, soldiers of the United States Army were fighting all over the world, the hottest war history has seen. Today soldiers are on the alert, everywhere, to try to prevent this ever happening again. In this film, THE BIG PICTURE camera contrasts today and yesterday on the battlefields of Europe. Traveling from the beaches of Normandy, across France, and finally deep into the heart of Germany, Signal Corps cameramen photograph the cliffs and hedgerow, the forests and rivers, and contrast the street fighting with the quiet rebuilding of the cities of Germany."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1954
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Whites of Their Eyes

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "In a historical survey which spans the 181 years of the American republic, the program describes how the citizen responds to the call to arms when it is necessary to defend his family and country."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1955
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The New German Army

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Appearing in the film is West German chancellor, Dr. Konrad Adenauer. In flashback form, using captured German film of World War II vintage, this chapter traces the rise of the German nation, from the bitter depression days of the 1930s, through the rise of the Nazi party to the infamous "Blitzkrieg" of Sept. 31, 1939 - the invasion of Poland. In striking fashion, the producers of the program summarize, pictorially, the forces which led to the ultimate downfall of Germany as a world power. The postwar partition of Germany is shown, and viewers are shown the famed, "Berlin Airlift" of 1949. An important plank in the founding platform of the NATO nations is the creation of a German Army. The addition of a free West Ge [...]
Online
1956
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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 [...]
Online
1957
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A Debt Is Honored

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Filmed in Philadelphia, this episode tells the story of a historic incident that took place in 1763 when the forerunners of Philadelphia's 111th Infantry Regiment (Pennsylvania National Guard) were besieged by Indians at Fort Pitt in the midst of the French and Indian War. They were rescued by the tough troops of Britain's Black Watch--the soldiers who, because of their kilts and ferocity, were nicknamed the "ladies from hell" in World War I. Since that time in 1763, the descendants of the 111th and the Black Watch Regiment have maintained a close and friendly association. Each year the 111th in Philadelphia reserves a vacant chair at the table during the annual ceremonial mess. The vacant chair is held in honor of [...]
Online
1958
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The Eisenhower Story

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "'The Dwight D. Eisenhower Story' deals exclusively with the general's life before becoming president, with emphasis on his military career. In as much as his life itself is straightforward, with a drama uniquely its own, the narration by Raymond Massey which accompanies this pictorial record is also straightforward and simple, setting forth the facts, and letting the facts and the picture tell the story. In telling this story of a great American military leader, the camera visits Abilene, Kansas, and the Eisenhower Museum. By using the murals within the museum, the film dissolves into flashbacks in the life of a man who is at once a symbol and a leader of one of the greatest military victories ever won by the United [...]
Online
1958
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Role of Armor

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Now accepted as an essential part of the fighting team on the ground, tanks were once considered impractical and ineffective. This episode records the slow evolution of today's rugged, reliable, hard-hitting, mobile forces. Authentic combat footage shows the successful employment of armored vehicles in World War II and in Korea. An indication of what lies ahead is also given with a view of the most modern armored vehicles being tested at Army proving grounds."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1960
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Recall

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "In the past year, as a part of many steps taken to meet the threat of communism, President Kennedy called the 1st Armored and 5th Infantry Divisions back into service. Both units have basically been inactive since the end of World War II. The 1st Armored Division, affectionately known as "Old Ironsides," distinguished itself in the North African and Italian campaigns. The 5th Infantry Division, well-known as the Red Diamond Division and for its nickname "Red Devils," wrote its outstanding history in both World Wars I and II. This episode takes you to Fort Hood, Texas, and to Fort Carson, Colorado, for the highlights of the reactivation ceremonies of these two famous divisions."--National Archives and Records Adminis [...]
Online
1962
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The Army in Taiwan

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"This film presents the story of the U.S. Army's advisory activities with the Republic of China forces in Taiwan (Formosa). It documents the advice, assistance and training given to these forces by the US Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)."--Catalog of The Big Picture, the U.S. Army's television series, 1950-1975.
Visual MaterialsOnline
1950; 1975
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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