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Pictorial Report Number 22 - The Big Picture

National Archives and Records Administration ARC Identifier 2569610 / Local Identifier 111-TV-341 Big Picture: Pictorial Report Number 22 DVD Copied by IASL Master Scanner Liz Pruszko. Research scientists, magazine illustrators, features of latest "THE BIG PICTURE" -- This week's chapter of THE BIG PICTURE brings viewers the story of Quartermaster Testing and Research and finally invites the audience to "Meet the Artist" in a featurette devoted to famed commercial artists who have done work for defense purposes. Part One of this latest pictorial report from the Army to the American citizen, originates at the Quartermaster Research and Development Center at Natick, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. In this portion of the program, viewers will see, firsthand, some of the work being done by the more than 1,200 scientists who ensure that the Army is weatherproof, cold-proof, waterproof, flameproof, well shod, and well fitted. THE BIG PICTURE cameras will introduce viewers to the Army's "Copper Guinea Pig," Willie, the robot who serves as stand-in during the hazardous research experiments. Other highlights include scenes of the unique Climatic Chambers--the Arctic Chamber and the Tropic Chamber--probably the only place on earth where the South Pole is but yards from the South Seas. Here, Army scientists determine whether clothing is warm or cool enough to ensure the finest equipped soldiers under any conditions. The program closes with a feature titled, "Meet the Artist." Recently, the Department of Defense invited magazine artists to illustrate the various sections of the new Code of Conduct for American Prisoners of War. Appearing on the program from their studios, artists Steve Dohanos, Harold Von Schmidt, Hardie Gromatky, Tom Lovell and Alex Ross each discuss the illustrations which they have created to guide servicemen and women if ever taken prisoner.
Length: 28:15


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