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The Big Picture - The History of Cavalry

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 lusty history of the Cavalry depicted on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- With this issue of THE BIG PICTURE, the camera sweeps back through the pages of history to bring television viewers the story of the Cavalry in its long ride to glory. It is a long ride and a colorful one from the horse to the air, but that is the story of the Cavalry in the United States Army as dramatically filmed in this episode. It is both artistic and magnificent, and with the skillfully written narration voiced by Alexander Scourby it becomes one of the best, if not the finest, of THE BIG PICTURES produced by the Army Pictorial Center, Long Island City, New York. If THE BIG PICTURE has taken its cue from the recent success of westerns on television, then "The History of Cavalry" should certainly prove to be most entertaining. As expressed by the series' host, Master Sergeant Stuart Queen, "Surrounding the very word 'Cavalry,' there is a warm glow of nostalgia -- of romance and valor. It is a sense of proud men fighting a proud cause with both dash and distinction." Then, as the story unfolds it becomes clear that the Cavalry's historic role in the defense of this country is one of the Army's most illustrious chapters and is well told on THE BIG PICTURE. FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Length: 02:00


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