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The Big Picture - Army Digest No. 5

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: "Army Digest No. 5" brings a three-fold story to the television public: "Nike Hercules," "The Nike and The Torri," and "Hawaii - 50th State." For the first time THE BIG PICTURE shows the TV viewer the awesome destruction and power of one of America's latest defense weapons. The Nike-Hercules' fantastic accuracy is demonstrated graphically as it seeks, finds, and destroys the Army Corporal missile in flight. Many a veteran of the Pacific will welcome this episode's re-visit of Okinawa. The changes that have taken place on this important island include the replacement of our anti-aircraft sky sweeper weapons with modern missiles. As vulnerable as it is vital to our defense, Okinawa welcomes the protection it is receiving from the Nike installations on this keystone island in the Pacific. With the embracing of romantic Hawaii as the 50th State of the United States, THE BIG PICTURE takes another look at this newest addition. Long known for her carefree way of life, Hawaii has yet another distinctive characteristic--a mixture of many races and religions. Audiences will see how these separate cultures and ideals are woven into a tapestry that is distinctively Hawaiian.In her blue Pacific setting, she is truly an extension of the free soil of America. FOR MORE INFORMATION
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