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The Big Picture - Pictorial Report No. 29

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: 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 BIG PICTURE" reports on packet platoons amphibious training and the Army Mule -- Three subjects are covered in this week's issue of THE BIG PICTURE in "Pictorial Report 29." The first report covers the shipment of packet platoons to overseas areas. These platoons are composed of men trained both as combat soldiers and specialists--possessors of special skills, talent, and know-how the Army needs in the right place at the right time. From Okinawa comes a dramatic episode from the daily intensive training of soldiers assigned to the Army's Special Forces. It is a unique operation in amphibious training for a demolition team of Army frogmen. Included in this sequence is a parachute rescue at sea. The final BIG PICTURE story deals with a soldier's friend who has always gone all out to do a good job -- the Army Mule. Film coverage includes World War II footage from Italy and an unusual kind of retirement ceremony that took place this past year at Fort Carson, Colorado.FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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