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  • Reel America emSeeds of Destinyem 1946
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    Seeds of Destiny

    This 1946 Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and orphans at the end of World War II. Showing many graphic scenes of traumatized, hungry,…

  • emWhy NATOem
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    Why NATO?

    This 1958 U.S. Army “Big Picture” film documents the reasons for the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Narrated by Edward R. Murrow, the report shows events…

  • Reel America emThe Screaming Eagles in Vietnamem 1967
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    1967 Film The Screaming Eagles in Vietnam

    This 1967 film is a U.S. Army “The Big Picture” episode documenting the 101st Airborne Division from their arrival in Vietnam in 1965 through January of 1967.

  • emGermany Todayem
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    Germany Today

    This 1959 U.S. Army film details West Germany’s recovery following the destruction of World War II. Produced during the Cold War, the film looks at the role of the U.S. Army in rebuilding the country…

  • emCommunications Zone COMZem
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    Communications Zone (COMZ)

    French film actor Jean Pierre Aumont hosts and narrates a look at the U.S. Army’s European logistical network, known as COMZ or Communications Zone. The documentary includes visits to the…

  • emSoldier in Franceem
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    Soldier in France

    This portion of a 1955 U.S. Army Big Picture episode reports on soldiers stationed in France during the Cold War and includes a description of their activities during breaks from official…

  • Military Career of Dwight D Eisenhower
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    Military Career of Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight Eisenhower served a long military career before being elected the nation’s 34th president in 1952. “The Dwight D. Eisenhower Story” was a 1958 episode of The Big Picture series produced by…

  • Reel America emThe Atom Strikesem 1945
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    The Atom Strikes!

    This 1945 U.S. Signal Corps film documents a Manhattan Engineer District, or Manhattan Project report from Japan on the destruction caused by the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Medical…

  • emThe American Soldier in Combatem
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    The American Soldier in Combat

    A portion of a 1960 U.S. Army Big Picture episode featuring the role of the army during the Revolutionary War.

  • Reel America emThe Bridge at Remagenem 1945
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    The Bridge at Remagen, Part 1

    This 1965 film documents the capture of a bridge on March 7, 1945, that gave Allied Forces the first bridgehead across the Rhine River. This U.S. Army “The Big Picture” episode is hosted…

  • Reel America emThe Bridge at Remagenem 1945
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    The Bridge at Remagen, Part 2

    This 1965 film documents the capture of a bridge on March 7, 1945, that gave Allied Forces the first bridgehead across the Rhine River. This U.S. Army “The Big Picture” episode is hosted…

  • Reel America emThe Battle of St Vithem 1965
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    1965 U.S. Army Documentary The Battle of St. Vith

    This 1965 U.S. Army Documentary is an episode of “The Big Picture” narrated by actor Robert Taylor. The episode looks back to the 1944-45 Battle of the Bulge, and the month-long fight for the key…

  • 1944 US Army Newsreel emThe Enemy Strikesem
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    1944 U.S. Army Newsreel The Enemy Strikes

    This 1944 U.S. Signal Corps documentary told the story of the Battle of the Bulge, or “Operation Watch on the Rhine,” which was launched by Adolf Hitler on December 16, 1944, and resulted…

  • emBattle of the Bulgeem
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    Battle of the Bulge

    This 1958 U.S. Army film focused is World War Two’s Battle of the Bulge, which was fought from December 16, 1944, to January 25, 1945. The story of the battle was presented in framework of a veteran…

  • emThe Mathew Brady Storyem and emThe Clara Barton Storyem
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    The Mathew Brady Story and The Clara Barton Story

    Next is film produced in 1961 by the U.S. Army, titled, “Army Digest Number Eight.” The film includes two programs. The first is titled The Mathew Brady Story and is about the famous Civil War photographer.…

  • emThe Challenge of Ideasem
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    The Challenge of Ideas

    This 1961 film titled The Challenge of Ideas discusses the ideological battle between the United States and Soviet Union. It was produced by the United States Army Pictorial Center and the…

  • General George S Patton
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    General George S. Patton

    “The General George S. Patton Story” is a biographical film about the American general whose victories with the Third Army helped win World War II. As well as battle scenes, archival footage includes…

  • emThe Soldiers Christmasem
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    The Soldier's Christmas

    “The Soldier’s Christmas” is a film produced in 1968 by the U.S. Army. It shows Army troops stationed around the world during the Christmas season. It included music by the United States Army Band and…

  • emAction Vietnamem
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    Action Vietnam

    A film that describes the difficulties of fighting in Vietnam begins with a scene from December 1964 in which President Lyndon Johnson awarded Captain Roger Donlon the Medal of Honor for his heroism in Vietnam.…

  • DDay
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    A film on the planning, execution and aftermath of the June 6, 1944, World War Two invasion of Normandy, or D-Day, that includes archival footage. This was an episode of the television series…

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