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The Big Picture - Pictorial Report No. 28

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 BIG PICTURE" COVERS ARTILLERY BRIGADE AND MEDICAL EVACUATION IN EUROPE -- A cornerstone of the Army's job overseas is the defense of' Western Europe and defense of Western Europe can mean defense against potential enemy air attack. The first story on this pictorial report concerns the 34th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade, a brigade on constant alert, for their positions in West Germany are just seconds away from possible enemy aggression. Two phases of training are shown in this report on The Big Brigade--the crossing of the Rhine River and deployment in pre-determined defense positions; and secondly, the testing of Brigade skills as they fire live ammunition side-by-side with British NATO allies and other American units. The manning of guns is not the only job of the United States Army in Western Germany and the second report in this film presentation deals with the saving of lives. This is the story of the men in white who stand behind soldiers in khaki--as they have throughout our military history. The camera, in order to cover medical evacuation activities, moves into a maneuver area and follows the doctors, nurses, and trained technicians who make sure that every simulated fallen soldier has the greatest possible chance to live. FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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