National Archives and Records Administration ARC Identifier 2569619 / Local Identifier 111-TV-350 Big Picture: Pictorial Report Number 25 DVD Copied by Katie Filbert. Civilian engineers and helicopters documented on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- In spite of the fact that the Army has been in existence for some 181 years, during which time it has successfully defended the country in all of its wars, the need today is increasing for more trained engineers. These same engineers when employed by the Army become all-important citizens in America. Without engineers no nation can grow, and in this technological age no civilized nation can continue to exist without the constant efforts of highly-trained, scientifically educated men. In this week's pictorial report, THE BIG PICTURE compares this nation with the Soviet Union where engineers are being trained at an enormous rate for the Russians well realize where lie the springs of power in this technological age. For the second story in this film documentary, viewers witness the first arrival of an entire company of U.S. Army helicopters at an overseas base in an operational state. The 18th Transportation Company, composed of 21 Sikorsky H-34s, is transported to Bremerhaven, West Germany, aboard the aircraft carrier "Corrgidor." From Bremerhaven, these same helicopters fly to Oberschleissheim, a long cross-country flight. The flying windmills are capable of reaching altitudes of over 11,000 feet, and of speeds exceeding 100 knots. They are part of the new Army program which calls for a flexible fighting force.
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