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America in the 20th Century: The Cold War

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"Communists and capitalists were united in World War II to crush the fascists. But in 1945, with Hitler's Germany defeated, allies became adversaries. The world's two superpowers locked in a dramatic showdown over ideology, vision and freedom that would persist for five decades. Under the omnipresent threat of nuclear holocaust, the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States was the defining conflict of the 20th century"--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Nixon's China Game

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In February 1972, the world watched in awe as Richard Nixon began an historic visit to China. It was the first high-level political contact between the two nations since the Communist takeover in 1949....Nixon's China Game takes us behind the scenes of one of the boldest diplomatic maneuvers in history.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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The Origin and Development of NATO

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Studies the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Warsaw Pact alliances, along with NATO's Cold War policy of containment, designed to keep the Soviet "Iron Curtain" from encroaching further upon western Europe. Also examines the Marshall Plan, the Berlin Airlift, China's shift to communism, and the Korean Conflict.
VHS
1999; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Cold War

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A series documenting the rise and fall of the Cold War, the actions of world leaders, and the wars and arms races occurring during this time.
VHS
1998
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: United Nations Consoldiate Below the 38th Parallel

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series from the National Archives and Records Administration captures the destruction of the Port of Hungnam as well as the Han U.N. defenses at Suwon and air attacks on the Chinese border. Captain Zimmerman interviews two soldiers: Corporal Tom Miller, a decorated rifleman with the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea, and Corporal James Jankowski of Pennsylvania, who served with Company L in the Army's 2nd Division.
Online
2007
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: A Second Life

This classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series describes the work of the Ordnance Reclamation Program, which restores and recycles used equipment to make it like new. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration shows the ways the Ordnance Reclamation Program works to cuts costs and ensure the quality of its work.
Online
2008
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: The Reds Launch Their Expected Spring Offensive

This installment in the U.S. Army's The Big Pictures series includes coverage of the Lincoln Line, the need for blood in Korea, and the powerful air-ground assault against the Reds. Featuring footage from the National Archives and Records Administration, this exciting documentary features interviews with Nurse Captain Molly Younger, who served with a front line surgical team in Korea, as well as Sergeant Preputnick, who was an aid man with a rifle company in Korea. The Army Medical Corps is also represented in this program.
Online
2007
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Alaska

This classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series ventures to Alaska, where the American Army is stationed. Owing to its strategic position, Alaska is "Seward's Folly" no more as it has become a most important U.S. possession and vital to America's cold war efforts. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration presents a fascinating pictorial report on Army operations there.
Online
2008
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Army Transportation Corps

This classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series follows the duties of the Army Transportation Corps, from the factory where the supplies are made to the depot in the United States, to the port, to the front lines in Korea, where troops readily accept these needed items. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration shows the various ways the Transportation Corps shuttles supplies to troops, via boats, amphibious duck vehicles, rail lines, trucks, and - the latest - helicopter.
Online
2007
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Atrocities in Korea

This classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series delves into a documented report of Communist atrocities in Korea, with scenes depicting the horror and brutality of Communism. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration includes interviews with returned prisoners of war who were eye witnesses to some of these atrocities and Major General William Dean and General Mark W. Clark.
Online
2007
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Soldier in Britain

American troops invade Great Britain in this episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series. Stationed on the soil of this allied nation for the first time in history, American soldiers have been placed in Quonset huts from one end of England to the other for the purpose of protecting the numerous air bases of the Strategic Air Command. As this film from the National Archives and Records Administration progresses, viewers will accompany American soldiers as they learn to work and play in England. "Soldier in Britain" takes viewers on a trip to Trafalgar Square, the center of London, to watch a game of rugby at Oxford, to visit the historic Westminster Abbey, and much more.
Online
2008
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Battlefields of Yesterday

This classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series contrasts Europe of the 1950s with Europe of the 1940s, when most of humanity was fighting on battlefields throughout the continent. During World War II, the United States Army was fighting all over the world. In its aftermath, soldiers are still on alert everywhere, in an attempt to prevent another world war from breaking out. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration, filmed by members of the Army Signal Corps, shows the cliffs and hedgerow and the forests and rivers of France, and contrasts the street fighting with the quiet rebuilding of the cities of Germany.
Online
2008
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Soldier in Europe

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series takes viewers to Europe where they will see the important role the Seventh Army and troops of other allied countries play in keeping peace. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration shows the rigid training rules that require the troops to be prepared for fighting at any moment.
Online
2008
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Soldier's Heritage

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series tells the story of the ultimate weapon - the individual soldier. His role in shaping the history of our nation shows that he is the greatest asset to the military, even in this world of science and technology. This documentary from the National Archives and Records Administration offers a close-up of the American soldier, with an intimate look at his fears, courage, and convictions.
Online
2008
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: The 29th Division

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series provides a pictorial history of the infantrymen of the 29th Division. From the National Archives and Records Administration, this video shows amphibious maneuvers in England, the conflicts at St. Lo and Brest, and the beach at Normandy.
Online
2008
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: TV in the Army

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series shows how the Army is using the television, one of the newer and better tools of this time, to keep the nation and its citizens safe. A unique and versatile device, the television holds many promising military possibilities. Some of the possibilities shown in this video from the National Archives and Records Administration have already proven themselves to be effective, while others have yet to be tested. Whatever the possibilities, the Army continues to explore all avenues open to it by military television for the good of the country.
Online
2007
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: The Famous Third Army

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series pays tribute to the men who fought bravely for the 3rd Army. For 281 days, these men roared through France, Belgium, and Germany, helping to destroy their enemy. All of this is showcased in this exciting video from the National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
2007
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Walter Reed, Army Medical Center

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series is told by the soldiers and doctors of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Viewers of this video from the National Archives and Records Administration will see doctors and nurses giving highly specialized treatment to patients and how the patients respond to this kind of treatment.
Online
2007
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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Duty, Honor, Country

The story of the United States Military Academy at West Point is told in this episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series. This program from the National Archives and Records Administration describes the origin and mission of the Academy. Also presented is a comprehensive view of the life of a cadet from the time he enters West Point until his graduation as a Bachelor of Science and a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army or Air Force. Cadet First Captain Gordon Carpenter, the ranking cadet of the Corps who hails from Silver City, New Mexico, is interviewed in this film.
Online
2007