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  • emOur Heritageem
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    Our Heritage

    Our Heritage is a 1966 episode from the U.S. Army’s “Big Picture” series marking the July 4th holiday by telling the story of the Declaration of Independence. Hosted by Emmy and Peabody…

  • emNurses in the Armyem
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    Nurses in the Army

    Nurses in the Army is a half-hour look at the work of nurses during peacetime in the mid-1950s. “The Big Picture” was a weekly U.S. Army television series between 1950 and 1975, sometimes…

  • emNATOem
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    NATO: The Changed Face of Europe is a U.S. Army “Big Picture” episode that documents the devastation of post-WWII Europe and traces the history of the Marshall Plan and the creation of…

  • emReport from the Aleutiansem
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    Report from the Aleutians

    This documentary tells the story of the early stages of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II and depicts the harsh weather and living conditions faced by U.S. forces.

  • emAlaska Highwayem
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    Alaska Highway

    This U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway through the Canadian wilderness as a World War II supply route from the lower 48 states to…

  • emKnow Your Enemyem
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    Know Your Enemy

    This U.S. Army film directed by Frank Capra portrays Japan as a nation determined to rule the world through military conquest. Production began in 1942 but due to several delays and…

  • emA Nation Builds Under Fireem
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    A Nation Builds Under Fire

    A 1966 U.S. Army film from the “Big Picture” series that features efforts in Vietnam to build a civil society in the midst of war. The program is introduced by Vice President Hubert…

  • 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…

  • emEvacuation of Civiliansem
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    Evacuation of Civilians

    This 1945 U.S. Army training film instructs soldiers and military police on how to protect, care for, and process refugees during World War II.

  • President Obama Lays a Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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    Memorial Day Observance

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Secretary…

  • emNazi Concentration and Prison Campsem
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    Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps

    In November 1945, the Nuremberg trials began in Germany for major Nazi figures. This is the official documentary report of Nazi war crimes that was used as trial evidence. The film was made…

  • Reel America emExercise Delawarem
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    1964 U.S. Army Film Exercise Delawar

    This 1964 U.S. Army Big Picture film highlighted exercise Delawar, a United States-Iran joint armed forces combat readiness operation conducted in April 1964 when the nations were allies.…

  • April 1946 Film of Hiroshima
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    April 1946 Film of Hiroshima

    This film is a silent, color record of Hiroshima, Japan, from April of 1946. Movie projector sound was added by C-SPAN.

  • Reel America emNot for Conquestem 1965
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    Not for Conquest

    This July 1965 U.S. army report from Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara outlines defense spending, activities around the world, and troop increases in South Vietnam.

  • Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Charges
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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Charges

    Colonel Daniel King announced that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been charged with desertion. Sergeant Bergdahl left his Army post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently held captive by…

  • Reel America emSniper Employmentem 1992
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    1992 Army Training Film Sniper Employment

    This training film briefly outlines the history of snipers in U.S. military history, then instructs how snipers should be used in a variety of situations and describes techniques.

  • 1968 US Army Training Film emInterrogation Techniquesem
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    1968 U.S. Army Training Film Interrogation Techniques

    This was a five minute portion of a 45 minute U.S. Army training film detailing how to question and psychologically assess insurgent fighters in a hypothetical South American nation.

  • Reel America emTried by Fireem
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    1965 U.S. Army Documentary Tried by Fire

    This 1965 U.S. Army documentary is narrated by actor Paul Newman and looks at the 1944-45 Battle of the Bulge, and the experiences of the 84th Infantry Division. The program includes veterans of…

  • 1966 Film emThanksgiving in Vietnamem
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    1966 Film Thanksgiving in Vietnam

    1966 Silent film of the U.S. Army 5th Special forces being served a turkey dinner in the field.

  • 1944 Film emThanksgiving in Italyem
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    1944 Film Thanksgiving in Italy

    1944 silent film of the U.S. Fifth Army being served a turkey diner during World War II.

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