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The Big Picture - U.S. Army Combat Development Experimentation Center (CDEC)

CREATED BY Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984 ) USE RESTRICTIONS NOTE: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions. ONLINE RESOURCES: NOTE: A DVD of this film can be ordered from our partner, A DVD of this film is ALSO available for viewing and copying free of charge in the NARA Research Room in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. The original release sheet reads: Just behind the Coastal Range of Central California, the U.S. Army has a new 250,000 acre natural laboratory where all sorts of military concepts for Possible future conflict are tested and evaluated by the latest principles of scientific research. At the Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, top scientists and top soldiers first create, then supervise a series of controlled combat experiments to determine which organizational Structures, which weapons and materiel, which tactics and techniques might be most effective in the years ahead. In this unusual THE BIG PICTURE, you will see simulated battle successes, defeats and casualties being recorded in a distant control center almost as soon as they take place on the testing ground. You will see how infra-red rays simulate artillery shells. You will see everything from walkie-talkies to electronic computers being employed to make certain that we are prepared and able to face any kind of warfare that tomorrow might bring. FOR MORE INFORMATION
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