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The Big Picture - Fire Brigade

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: Fire fighting capability of Airborne seen on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- "One of the most effective forces available for dealing with the brushfire-type of war consists of the airborne units of the United States Army." With this idea in mind more than 200 different scenes were shot recently at Fort Bragg, N.C., showing the changes undergone in the recently reorganized Pentomic 82nd Airborne Division. To depict a combat situation, the picture ranges from scenes showing a division-wide alert to the assault parachute jump putting the 82nd into "war." The division gets an assist from other XVIII Airborne Corps units cast in the film. This documentary film shows what today's airborne is expected to be able to accomplish in an emergency. It is a fast-moving, hard-hitting fighting force designed to go anywhere, any place, on a moment's notice. FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Length: 02:00


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