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|Material Type:||Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||United States. Army Pictorial Center.; United States. Department of the Army.|
|Description:||1 online resource (27 min.).|
|Series Title:||Big picture, episode 367; American history in video.|
"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."--National Archives and Records Administration.