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The Big Picture - Missiles on Target

Transcript (PDF): CREATED BY Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. DATES: (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984 ) CREATOR TYPE: Most Recent USE RESTRICTIONS STATUS: Restricted - Possibly USE RESTRICTIONS NOTE: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions. URL: 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. SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: The original release sheet reads: The story of how missiles hit their targets told on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- Today most television viewers have seen the drama of the launching pad when a long range missile is fired into the air. An orange surge of flame, a thunderous bellow of sound, then up it goes until as far as the naked eye is concerned it disappears into the skies. What then? Today's episode in THE BIG PICTURE is the story of "What Then?" It is the story of how long range missiles streak through the air to strike unerringly even a small target a long distance away. The film documentary begins a few miles from the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico one morning not long ago. As pointed out in the narration of the film, at the White Sands Proving Ground and other areas an elaborate, all-out testing and development effort is being pushed ahead daily. Not only are steps being taken to put long range missiles into the air and speed them vast distances, but if need be, to place their awesome destructive power squarely on the target. FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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