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Increase Reach, Reduce Risk And Improve Readiness: Efficiency In The Army

Increase Reach, Reduce Risk And Improve Readiness: Efficiency In The Army

2018 Footage 8:08

For the U.S. Army, readiness is vital. Through demand reduction, the Army tries to find solutions to widen their operational reach, decrease mission dangers, and enhance promptness. In World War II, issues arose in General Patton’s supply line causing him to make use of local French factories at the cost of time. Today, finding the best methods of resource efficiency is essential for responsiveness and strategic necessities in the 21St Century warfare.

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With the Marines at Tarawa

1944 Film 20:10

"1944" Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.

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Birth of The B-29

1945 Film 20:06

"1945" Design, production and testing of World War II bomber.

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Hell on Wheels

Footage 20:21

Historical record of the combat activities of the 2D armored division during World War II.

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2nd Infantry Division Legacy

2nd Infantry Division Legacy

2017 Footage 50:40

Explore the history of the 2nd Infantry Division (2ID). This documentary gives an overview of the legacy of the 2ID beginning in 1917 along with interviews with veterans and current infantry as well as KATUSA soldiers.

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6th Marine Division On Okinawa

1945 Film 50:24

"1945" During the campaign for Okinawa (Operation Iceberg) the Sixth Marine Division was assigned to the III Amphibious Corps. This Academy Award nominated Kodachrome color documentary film tells the story of the 82 days fighting on the Island of Okinawa.

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Women at War and Bread for the Troops

Women at War and Bread for the Troops

1942 Footage 9:18

"1942" Women test war equipment at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md. They load guns, test tractors and other carriers, operate antiaircraft guns, and work at technical jobs relating to tests. Also demonstrates the Army's mobile field bakery. Ingredients are measured and mixed. Bread is baked and served to troops.

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African Americans in WWII

1997 Film 1:09:54

"1997" Produced by the department of defnese 50th anniversary World War II commemorative committee, this video tells the story of African Americans during the period 1940 through 1946. Covering all phases and theaters of World War II, it focuses on the contributions of these brave men and women on the home and war fronts to the eventual allied victory.

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Missiles – The Technological Breakthrough

1981 Footage 18:51

"1981"  The technological breakthrough of missiles. LT GEN Mullins, commanding General gives introduction. Covers background and involvement in world events and developemt of Nuclear weapons and missiles from pre-war days of WW II to current deterrent force. Shows various bases and types of weapons under operational control of the 15th Air Force.

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History of the Air Force 1931-1941

1976 Footage 28:47

"1976" Highlights of Air Force history between 1931 and 1941. Covers humanitarian functions, increasing German belligerence, technical achievements such as the Arnold flight to Alaska and the development of new aircraft including the B-17.

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Every Day Above Ground

2016 Footage 5:20

"2016" A multimedia product retelling the story of a Pearl Harbor survivor Everett Hyland (USN), who served aboard USS Pennsylvania (BB 38) during a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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U-67 The Sea Ghost

1931 Film 1:01:58

"1931" Greg Winters, a disgraced World War 1 naval officer, is the Captain of a salvage-ship in New Orleans in 1925. He crosses paths with Evelyn Inchcape, a man-hating owner of a cabaret and the heir to a fortune, and Karl Ludwig, a former German submarine commander, searching for salvation on the docks of New Orleans.

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6th Marine Division on Okinawa

1945 Film 50:19

"1945" During the campaign for Okinawa (Operation Iceberg) the Sixth Marine Division was assigned to the III Amphibious Corps. This Academy Award nominated Kodachrome color documentary film tells the story of the 82 days fighting on the Island of Okinawa.

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The Navy Blues

1937 Film 1:07:19

"1937" A sailor bets his friends he can date any woman he wants to. They pick out a librarian with a reputation as a "cold fish", and when he pursues her he discovers that he has competition-and his rival has much more sinister intentions than he does.

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Safeguarding Military Information

1941 Footage 10:22

"1941" Stresses the importance of secrecy on the part of military personnel and workers engaged in defense activities, and shows the results of careless talk. Ship explosion, sabotage, and disastrous events result from thoughtless revelation of information to enemy.  

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What Makes a Battle?

1944 Footage 15:35

"1944" Strategy and successes of the Marshall Islands battle in World War II.

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Marines Land On Yellow Beach

1945 Footage 8:16

"1945" Film shows real battle footage and preparation for troops for the battle of Iwo Jima.

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The Infantry Tank Team

1944 Footage 11:50

"1944" Shows how the infantry-tank team lends mutual protection from dangers experienced by each during independent operation. Describes conditions, formations, and communications for combined operations. Demonstrates how a team can capture an enemy position consisting of a machine gun and an antitank gun. The infantry finds and points out the objective, puts the antitank gun out of action, guides and protects the tanks, and follows them into the position to wipe it out.

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Operation Climax Search for Lady Be Good Part 2

1960 Footage 7:42

"1960" Search For Remains Of The WWII B-24 Bomber Lady Be Good, Sand Sea Of Calanscio, Libyan Desert, Libya, North Africa.

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Marines Advance – Flame Throwing Tanks on Iwo Jima

1945 Footage 9:26

"1945"  Film shows actual battle footage of US tanks in the battle for the Island Iwo Jima.

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Men and the Sea

1943 Footage 10:23

"1943" The short documentary shows how U.S. merchant seamen were trained in seamanship, signaling, gunnery and radio operation.

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Angel In Overalls

1944 Footage 14:09

"1944" This World War II-era short film tells the story of the worker back home in the States, who ran the factories to make the Lockheed P-38.

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Flying The P-61

1944 Film 27:33

"1944" Armed to the teeth with powerful engines, radar, a remotely controlled 50 cal. machine gun turret, and four 20mm canon, the Northrop "Black Widow" Night Fighter was designed to sneak up on unsuspecting prey.

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The Story of the Fourteenth Air Force

1945 Footage 39:51

"1945" Documentary shows the story of the Fourteenth Air Force (Flying Tigers) during World War 2 in China.

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Fury In The Pacific

1945 Footage 19:40

"1945" Documentary film about a pair of World War II battles in the Pacific: the Battle of Peleliu and the Battle of Angaur. Co-produced by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Marines, and directed by a series of combat cameraman — of whom nine became casualties of the battles they were filming.The film is especially noteworthy for its praise of the fighting abilities of Japanese soldiers (a rarity for American propaganda during World War II), and its fast-paced editing.

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Fortress of the Sky

1944 Film 23:19

"1944" Chronicles the design and development of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber.

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Mission Accomplished: The Story of the Flying Fortress

1942 Footage 10:39

"1942" Chronicles one of the early (autumn 1942) bombing runs of B-17s over Europe.

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Combat America (Part 4)

1945 Film 16:43

"1945" Follows the Flying Fortress crews of the 351st Bombardment Group from the end of their training at a Colorado training field to actual combat over Germany.

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Combat America (Part 3)

1945 Film 16:02

"1945" Follows the Flying Fortress crews of the 351st Bombardment Group from the end of their training at a Colorado training field to actual combat over Germany.

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Combat America (Part 2)

1945 Film 13:33

"1945" Follows the Flying Fortress crews of the 351st Bombardment Group from the end of their training at a Colorado training field to actual combat over Germany.

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Combat America (Part 1)

1945 Film 13:17

"1945" Follows the Flying Fortress crews of the 351st Bombardment Group from the end of their training at a Colorado training field to actual combat over Germany.

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AAF Special Delivery

1946 Footage 11:49

"1946" Celebrates the strength of the Army Air Force by showing many of the different types of military jets and bombers, but mostly through the grandiose and historic event of dropping an atom bomb on Bikini Atoll in Operation Crossroads.

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Look to Lockheed For Leadership (Part 2)

1940 Film 15:06

"1940" Two Part series showing Lockheed innovations in aviation history and technology. Lockheed aircraft using test pilots and speed records to show how Lockheed is at the forefront of aviation technology.

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Look to Lockheed For Leadership (Part 1)

1940 Film 15:56

"1940" Two Part series showing Lockheed innovations in aviation history and technology. Lockheed aircraft using test pilots and speed records to show how Lockheed is at the forefront of aviation technology.

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Leading From Strength: US Missile and Military Might

1962 Film 21:01

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might LS, Jupiter missile is launched. VS, entrance to Cape Canaveral, MP on guard. LS, four-engine drone plane takes off controlled by operator on ground. Bomarc missile is wheeled out of hangar.

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The Sixth Infantry Division

1948 Footage 20:08

"1948" HISTORICAL RECORD OF ACTIVITIES OF THE SIXTH INFANTRY DIVISION IN THE PACIFIC DURING WORLD WAR II.

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The Last Bomb

1947 Film 24:29

"1947" Miscellaneous scenes showing B-29 maintenance scenes, planning room scenes showing plotting board and discussion of target area, Tokyo. Then shows formations of B-29s and P-51s, Japanese terrain, aerial combat with Japanese aircraft, B-29 dropping bomb loads and fighter aircraft strafing targets.

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The Fleet That Came to Stay

1945 Film 21:35

"1945" Shows the role of Task Force 58 in the battle for Okinawa. The island is bombarded from sea and air. Japanese shipping and airfields and factories in Japan are bombed and strafed. Consists mostly of the fleets three-month defense against Kamikaze attacks intended to isolate U.S. troops on the island. Many Kamikaze planes are destroyed and others crash on or near their targets. Sailors fight fires and repair damages caused by the attacks.

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Battle of Midway

Film 18:07

"The Battle of Midway," directed by John Ford, provides a relatively brief account of the Japanese attack of American ships at Midway atoll. The film is comprised mostly of authentic footage from the battle, with dramatic narration by Henry Fonda. "Behind every cloud, there may be an enemy," he intones as American fighter pilots search the sky. The rest of the film mocks Emporer Tojo of Japan and portrays him as ruthless, bombing hospitals and churches as he tries to conquer the Pacific.

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Expansion to Air Power

1944 Film 42:54

"1944" Animated diagrams trace increases in personnel, planes, appropriations, missions, etc. between flashes of world situations affecting these increases. Enumerates planning problems caused by rapid growth. Includes brief sequences of significant events, 1939-1943: the Russian-German Pact is signed; Germany invades Poland, France, Russia, and other countries; Pearl Harbor is attacked; Pres. Roosevelt delivers the war message to Congress; U.S. planes fight in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific; a Japanese convoy is bombed and strafed; Pantelleria is bombed; Germany is bombed night and day by U.S. and British planes. Estimates extent of AAF activities in 1944.

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To The Shores Of Iwo Jima

1945 Film 19:07

"1945" An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically captured here in this well-edited effort.

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