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The Big Picture - Alexandria -- City of Understanding

CREATED BYDepartment 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 RecentUSE RESTRICTIONS STATUS: Restricted - PossiblyUSE RESTRICTIONS NOTE: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions.URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018C8K88NOTE: A DVD of this film can be ordered from our partner, Amazon.com/NATIONALARCHIVES. 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:An American city salutes the Army on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- During this past summer, THE BIG PICTURE staff covered a very unusual activity in community relations, arranged by the Alexandria, Virginia, Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of the Army's important contribution to the social and economic development of the city of Alexandria. To show the cordial relations that exist between the civilians and the soldiers who live as friendly neighbors in the area, host-narrator MSgt. Stuart Queen prepared a film treatment and requested cameramen from the Signal Corps' Photographic Agency in the Pentagon to "shoot the story." Alexandria's gesture in saluting the United States Army with a week devoted to expressions of friendly cooperation was a milestone in civilian-military relationships. Even more important, however, was the spirit behind it. This was a spirit that could be duplicated throughout the country wherever civilians live in close contact with the citizen-turned soldier. "Alexandria -- City of Understanding" is a quiet, yet sincere documentary which has focused on this historic city in such a way that one feels the presence of the great Washington and the humble Lee.FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=2569643
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