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Camp Century: City Under The Ice Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary City Under The Ice tells the story of a a massive R&D project undertaken by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Greenland - Camp Century, a new concept of polar construction. It demonstrates the Army in action on a new frontier - solid ice and snow. This documentary will show how the snowy wastelands of Greenland are developed into a completely built city equipped with every convenience from a nuclear power plant to a shower. Camp Century was an important element in the Army's polar research program. "City Under the Ice" is an outstanding example of man's never ceasing quest for knowledge and bravery when confronted with new and treacherous environments.

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Claws For the Eagle: United States Army Weapons Command Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Claws of the Eagle is a fascinating look at the development of modern weaponry used by the brave soldiers of the United States Army. You will see arsenals, weapons and technologies used in warfare. You will also learn of the responsibilities of the United States Army Weapons Command which is headquartered at Rock Island, Illinois to help create, train and coordinate weapons for the Army.

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Commence Firing Military Firearm History Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Commence Firing follows the history of firearms for warfare. In this presentation, you will visit the Armory at Springfield Massachusetts which was established in 1794. Here you will see all the basic hand weapons used by our fighting forces throughout the history of United States warfare. It is a fascinating look at some of the guns that were so instrumental in shaping warfare. As an added bonus, there is footage of the Camp Perry, Ohio World Series of Marksmanship, sponsored jointly by the National Rifle Association and the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice.

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Exercise Delawar Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Exercise Delawar tells the tale of a bold military training exercise. Delawar is the Persian word meaning courageous in English and this exercise was definitely that. The film shows an entire airborne brigade complete with heavy equipment being airlifted to Iran and then details how the Americans and Iranians worked together to hone their combat readiness in Exercise Delawar. This is a fascinating historical look at how two countries who are now enemies once worked together to train for common objectives. All in all, it is a fascinating reminder of how geopolitical alliances shift over time.

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Exercise Desert Strike Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Exercise Desert Strike tells the story of a large scale Army & Air Force training exercise held in the United States. The objectives of the exercise were to test the readiness of the troops in the event of a nuclear war. This test included the steps the troops would take at the initiation of a nuclear war, how they would control its escalation and tactical operations on a nuclear battlefield. Exercise Desert Strike is one of many of the massive military readiness drills that the military utilizes to keep its troops in a state of readiness for any emergency situation.

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Exercise Swiftstrike Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Exercise Swiftstrike is a fascinating look at a large scale military training exercise conducted in North and South Carolina. The two states were broken up into three fictitious nations to represent the countries involved in the exercise. Utilizing the massive might of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, these two might forces of the Strike Command are pitted against each other in this test environment to test the battle readiness and unity of these massive divisions when undertaking a large scale mission dedicated to our nation's defense.

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D.) Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D.) examines the dangers involved in the disposal of explosive devices by military men in all kinds of situations. Viewers will see the training presented in Indianhead, Maryland, where students were thoroughly schooled in the art of explosives explosives: what they were, what they were made of, and how they worked. It also goes into great detail concerning the difficult challenge of on location ordnance disposal.

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Field Artillery: King of Battle DVD
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King of Battle is an exploration of firepower from the primitive cannon up to the modern atomic missile. This film covers its history from 1776 all the way up to 1957. Some highlights of this remarkable documentary include the cannon used during the Revolutionary war to fight the British at Bunker Hill and other key places during this crucial war for freedom, the Meuse-Argonne offensive of WWI, the Pacific campaigns against the Japanese and Korea during their respective wars. The presentation includes great highlights of how truly nimble the artillery divisions are when it comes to supporting the troops on the front line.



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Fifty Years of Aviation Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Fifty Years of Aviation is a salute to the rapid progress of aviation from its humble beginnings to modern military aircraft. The films includes fascinating historical footage from 1907 when the United States army purchased its first military plane and continues with the rapid progression of planes and helicopters that make up the Army's air fleet. Also seen in this video is the Army's Delackner Aerocycle and the Hiller Flying Platform and pictures of the proposed Aerial Assault Vehicle and the Aerial Jeep.

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Fire Power: Artillery in Korea DVD
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This film explores the role artillery played in Korea. Some of the highlights include showing the huge superiority of American artillery weapons vs those of the Communist enemies - detailing how the U.S. could fire ten shells for every one shell the Communists could fire. The film also explores the newly created 280mm atomic cannon.



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First Infantry Division in Vietnam
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First Infantry Division in Vietnam (1971) is a fascinating look at the activities of the First Infantry Division (The Big Red One) during the Vietnam War. The DVD chronicles the major battles the First Infantry Division participated in during the Vietnam War as well as some of the more positive roles they took in helping to build wartorn areas.



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Flying Soldiers: The Army Aircraft Big Picture Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Flying Soldiers presents the story of American Army aviation. This documentary has it all - from foot soldiers to Honest John Missiles. It shows a simulated battle demonstrated how fixed wing aircraft and helicopters transport troops to the hot zones. And as a bonus, you get to see some rare footage of the revolutionary Tilt-Wing, the Caribou and Mohawk systems.

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Fort Sill: The Field Artillery Center DVD
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Take a trip to Fort Sill, the Field Artillery center on its 100th anniversary. This 28 minute presentation will give you a tour of the artillery center and school, the museum where you will explore the history of artillery in America and a live fire demonstration of some of the guns that helped win critical battles.



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From Kitty Hawk to Aerospace
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Produced in 1965 by the Department of Defense, this DVD follows the history of American aviation from its earliest beginnings to the age of the rickets. The film gives special attention to the advancements in science and engineering that led to the rapid development of flight technologies. It alsh highlights major milestones in flight; from the early bi-wink airplanes to supersonic jets and space vehicles. Included are interviews with Generals James Doolittle, Benjamin Foulois and Bernard Schriever to present their views on the importance of aerospace power.



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Guided Missiles: The Big Picture Army Documentary DVD
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Guided Missiles are explored in this episode of The Big Picture. This fascinating film explores how Army engineers and technicians worked to perfect guided missiles. In addition to detailing the challenging development effort - including failures along the way - the film includes a variety of dramatic shots of these missiles in action.



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Helicopter Shotgun Rider: Big Picture Vietnam Era Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Helicopter Shotgun Rider is a look at the helicopter door gunner, nicknamed "Shotgun Rider." This was a new role in the Army helicopter crew that played a very critical role during the Vietnam war. This film explores the training a door gunner had to complete to perform this vital role in combat as well as footage showing their role in action in some Vietnam hot beds. All in all, this is a fascinating look at one of the Army's iconic helicopter soldiers.

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Individual Protection Against Atomic Attack Documentary DVD
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Individual Protection Against Atomic Attack is the subject of this episode of The Big Picture. This film was actually used as a training film to educate soldiers against possible nuclear warfare. The film familiarizes soldiers with atomic detonations, explaining the short term and long term damage they can cause. It also delves deep into methods to protect themselves against the effects of an atomic attack. The goal of this film was to ensure maximum survivability of soldiers on the battlefield in the event of being found on an atomic battleground so they could continue to fight and win the day.



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Infantry Operations Documentary DVD
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Infantry Operations is the subject of this episode of The Big Picture. This film explores the history of the Rifleman throughout American history. It looks back to the earliest immigrants who has only a musket for protection. It moves on to sharpshooter at Bunker Hill, Saratoga and other battles and how they were instrumental in the winning of the Revolutionary war. And them moves on to modern warfare and the rifles used on the modern battlefield. This film is interesting because it interweaves the evolution of the Army rifle and how its evolution dictated changes in the combat rifle tactics that were used on the battlefield.



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Logistics in Vietnam Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Logistics in Vietnam details the logistical effort and facilities at the major supply ports and bases in Vietnam. It shows the role of Army Transportation, Aviation, Engineer, Quartermaster, Ordnance and Medical Services and how they all work together like a well oiled machine to support the men on the front lines.

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M-60: King of Armor Documentary DVD
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M-60: King of Armor is the subject of this episode of The Big Picture. This film traces the origin of the modern tank and the need to create a mobile armored vehicle (the M-60) that could carry enough firepower to break through machine gun emplacements and lead troops through the line of fire on to victory. In addition to discussing the usefulness of this powerful battle wagon, we learn the story of the development and testing of the M-60 tank before it was deployed in war zones.



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