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The Big Picture - History of Fire Power

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: HISTORY OF FIRE POWER TOLD ON "THE BIG PICTURE" -- "History of Fire Power" is the story of man's weaponry from the caveman's punch to the missile man's firepower. Recalling man's repeated assurance that the "ultimate has been achieved," the film goes on to show how he shrugs it off with a "maybe so." From the dawn of history, the developing art of war has been a story of the struggle of military men to extend the range and power of the fist - the struggle to make it bigger, more effective, more capable of delivering a knockout punch. The United States Army has that "knockout" punch. Its mission is the defense of our nation and the stakes are greater than ever before. Some of the many fine aspects of the film deal with the Army's programs of research and development which continue to improve today's punch and strive to anticipate tomorrow's. Only in that way can the Army fulfill its mission. Only in that way can it assure itself that whenever and wherever the need arises, our bigger, stronger fist can strike to win. FOR MORE INFORMATION
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