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The Big Picture - Army Medicine

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: Story of Army medicine told on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- From the American Revolutionary War to Korea, "THE BIG PICTURE" dramatically highlights the story of "Army Medicine" and the exploits of members of the Army Medical Service who have been the tireless, constant companions of the foot soldier. World War I presented one of the greatest challenges to the Army Medical Service and excellent footage has been chosen to tell this story, showing the professional skill of the medic. Footage from the Normandy Beachhead has been integrated into this documentary and depicts the great work of medics in the Second World War. They wrote a stirring record of courage and devotion, and frequently became doctor, nurse, and litter bearer rolled into one. Human suffering was their personal war, and the marks of that war were always visible. "They wore the old-young faces of haggard men," said a reporter who recorded their work in Europe. Action in the Pacific, captured on motion picture film, shows the medics that landed with the first waves, bringing equipment and supplies which made the difference between life and death to the island-hopping soldiers. FOR MORE INFORMATION
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