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National Archives and Records Service

Overview
Works: 489 works in 1,176 publications in 1 language and 110,514 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: PN1997,
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Most widely held works by National Archives and Records Service
The Big Picture : New German Army( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television show spotlights the political, economic, and social background that brought about the creation of a military force for the free Bonn Republic of West Germany. The creation of this German Army was an important plank in the founding platform of the NATO nations as the addition of this force unified the stand of these nations against aggression. This video shows the American Army officers training the visiting leaders of "The New German Army," who then returned to Germany to teach these skills to their soldiers. The new army, which had no relation to the earlier "Wehrmacht," was established to serve as a home guard to protect free Germans from border violations from the East. Using vintage film from World War II with an appearance by West German Chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer, this video traces the German nation from the bitter depression days of the 1930s through the rise of the Nazi party to the infamous Blitzkrieg of September 31, 1939. The producers of this film from the National Archives and Records Administration pictorially summarize the forces that led to the ultimate downfall of Germany as a world power
The Big Picture : the 6th Infantry Division( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series follows the bloody, 10-day battle between the 6th Infantry Division and the Japanese at Maffin Bay in New Guinea. Viewers of this National Archives and Records Administration video will watch as Colonel Quinn interviews a pseudo-Chinese Communist soldier and compares this man to an American soldier
The Big Picture : Silent Warriors( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture follows the action of the men of the 19th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces. These brave men of The Utah National Guard are all trained in judo, demolitions, and communications, as well as how to scale sheer cliffs and parachute into unknown terrain in the dead of night. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration also shows how each member of this team is highly skilled with firearms - both our own and those of other nations. Perhaps the most unusual item of equipment utilized by these men is a modernized version of the historical hunting bow, which, demonstrated in a highly exciting guerilla mission, shows the guardsmen's amazing, silent striking power
The Big Picture : Germany Today( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, the program checks in with the status of citizens in West Germany. This documentary from the National Archives and Records Administration shows how West Germany remains democratic after the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces defeated the German war machine. The video points out that no other force in military history has done so much to put a conquered nation back on its feet as the United States Army
The Big Picture : Arms for Tomorrow( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series is a look at America's firepower today, which meets the demands of our modern Army to defend our country swiftly and powerfully. Viewers of this National Archives and Records Administration video will see how this unique firepower is developed by the United States Army Ordnance Corps through its dynamic arsenal system. This arsenal system, known as the Ordnance-Science Industry team, works in conjunction with private engineering and research institutions, both education and industrial, to perform jobs that make it possible for lethal weapons to be designed, procured, supplied, and maintained the for the Army's combat units
The Big Picture : Partners in Freedom( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 30-minute, color motion picture documentary from the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series features the 1964 Defense Film Report "Partners in Freedom." The video presents the outstanding achievements of the armed forces and its allies in facing up to communist aggression in 1963 and maintaining its military superiority in 1964 to meet global and local challenges from its foes. Narrated by commentator Richard Bate, this video from the National Archives and Records Administration features President Johnson, the Commander-in-Chief at that time, as he outlines America's military policy and goals in his first message to Congress. This film is introduced by then Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, who is shown on historic missions in Europe and Asia
The Big Picture : Materiel Readiness( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series explores the value of material readiness in the U.S. Army. This program from the National Archives and Records Administration compares the relatively simple military needs of the Revolutionary War with the complex logistical operations of a modern army in the second half of the 20th century. Viewers will gain a deeper understanding of the needs of the modern army, from what the troops need to the tests of conflict
The Big Picture : the Army Reserve Team( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series salutes the hundreds of thousands of civilian-soldiers who the nation looks to in times of emergency. Viewers of this National Archives and Records Administration program will learn that while these members of the National Guard, the Organized Reserves, and the ROTC are not needed to bolster the nation's military defense, they still keep themselves trained and ready for battle
The Big Picture : Project Modern Army Needs (MAN)( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the three-day demonstration of today's Army capabilities and tomorrow's Army possibilities, this episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series focuses on Project Modern Army Needs or "Project MAN." The project called together industry, government, and military leaders to display Army weapons and equipment being used or being developed. This film, from the National Archives and Records Administration, also shows Army Rangers engaging in simulated but realistic hand-to-hand combat, demonstrating climbing techniques, leaping from a tower using a resilient rope, and making long cable slides past large-scale underwater explosions. Viewers will see the film conclude with the unveiling of "The Infantryman" statue at a ceremony presided over by the Secretary of the Army
The Big Picture : Missiles on Target( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most television viewers have seen the drama of the launching pad when a long-range missile is fired into the air. This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series goes beyond the launch to show how missiles streak through the air to strike unerringly even a small target a long distance away. The film, from the National Archives and Records Administration, starts a few miles from New Mexico's White Sands Proving Ground where an elaborate, all-out testing and development effort is being pushed. These efforts include launching long-range missiles vast distances and using them to cause maximum destruction by squarely hitting their targets
The Big Picture : the Third Challenge, Unconventional Warfare( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has long been familiar with two military challenges posed by the forces of world communism- the challenge of nuclear war and the challenge of large-scale conventional war. The United States and the free world meet these challenges by maintaining the ability to fight both kinds of war, an ability so powerful it has deterred Communists from starting either kind. This episode the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television show explains another technique of Communists warfare, the technique of unconventional warfare, "The Third Challenge." This challenge involves conspiracy, underground organization, and terror. It encourages guerrilla warfare and avoids open conflict while working to conquer other countries from within. Narrated by Alexander Scourby, this video from the National Archives and Records Administration deals with that third challenge and depicts the nation's capability to fight this type of war in the far-flung reaches of the globe
The Big Picture : I Am the Guard( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series focuses on the members of the Army National Guard who are civilians in peace and soldiers in war. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration shows the dedicated efforts of citizen soldiers as they maintain strength, fitness, and combat readiness as a full-fledged member of the Army team. Guardsmen assigned to the Nike-Ajax site in Concord, Massachusetts, are shown reacting to an alert warning of an unidentified flying object off the coast. The many and varied roles of the Army National Guard are examined in the film's final montage. Included is the role of the Guard in the event of a natural disaster
The Big Picture : All American( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series from the National Archives and Records Administration tells the story of the paratroopers of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, also known as the "All-American" division. First organized as an infantry division during World War I, the 82nd rose to new heights during World War II as an airborne division-the first ever to be sent overseas. This video shows the 82nd Airborne as its members launch two successful operations in Sicily and Salerno, Italy, during the Allies' Italian campaign
The Big Picture : Our Sons( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series explores the military draft and the choices the nation's young must make once they reach the age of 18 in response to the Reserve Forces Act. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration follows a father and son as they visit the local armory in a Connecticut town before making a decision on how the boy will fulfill his military obligations. (30 minutes) A streaming videorecording
The Big Picture : Alaska -- The Outpost State( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alaska is the subject of this episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television show. Promptly dubbed "Seward's Folly" or "Seward's Icebox" after it was acquired by Secretary of State Seward for seven million dollars from Russia almost a century ago, this rugged land proved to be a valuable star in our nation's flag. The state, known as America's "Outpost State," currently boasts modern cities, progressive schools, rich mineral and game resources, and booming industries that have returned our original purchasing price many times over. Alaska also holds strategic value in military affairs, which have become vitally important to national defense in recent years. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration highlights the state's early years of the Klondike Gold Rush, through its repulsion of a Japanese invasion during World War II, up to its admittance to statehood
The Big Picture : This Is First Army( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series follows the First Army to see and hear what it does. From the National Archives and Records Administration, this film shows the admiration of the people in the northeastern portion of America where the First Army is based. The first stop on the journey through the eight states that make up the Army's territory is the largest city, New York, where viewers are led on a guided by Lieutenant John Mortimer
The Big Picture : Phantom Fighters( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced by the U.S. Army, this episode of The Big Picture focuses on the U.S. Army's Tenth Special Forces Group in Europe, until recently a secret military force. Set in Bad Tolz which lies in an alpine valley near the German/Swiss border, this moving television documentary follows American soldiers as they train to organize guerrilla resistance in enemy occupied territories. With footage taken from the National Archives and Records Administration, this informative film showcases some of the field training exercises as well as the many hazardous and adventurous assignments carried out by the soldiers
The Big Picture : U.S. Army Advisor in Vietnam( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series explores what happens when an American soldier is assigned as a military advisor in Vietnam to support the South Vietnamese forces. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration follows a United States Army officer through his entire tour of duty on this vital and dangerous mission in defense of the free world against the spread of communism in South Asia
The Big Picture : U.S. Seventh Army( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture spotlights the U.S. 7th Army and the invasion of Southern France. Also included in this video from the National Archives and Records Administration is an interview of two war correspondents by Colonel William Quinn. The correspondents from Korea, Doug Larson and Francis Porter, give their opinion on the value of war press coverage
The Big Picture : This Is Sixth Army( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series viewers are taken to the Pacific coast of America where a principle unit and installation of our continental army is highlighted. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration closely follows the Sixth Army, whose area touches Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. (30 minutes)
 
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