The Big Picture

The Big Picture
 

 

Starting in 1951 the U.S. Army Signal Corps produced thirty minute films about Army history, weapons, battles and leaders for the U.S. television market and all Army soldiers, as 'an official television report to the nation, from the United States Army.' Each program was made available to all U.S. Army members at every base worldwide through the Command Information Program, and then provided to television stations that aired the episodes as a public service.

Click on an episode to watch and download:

Episode 213 - D-Day Convoy to Normandy, France
Featuring Sergeant Mansfield, Colonel Quinn, General Eisenhower and P.M. Winston Churchill

Episode 245 - Nike Guided Missles, The New Secret Weapon
Featuring Master Sergeant Stuart Queen

Episode 256 - The Steel Ring
Featuring Master Sergeant Stuart Queen

Episode 308 - The Atom Soldier
Featuring Master Sergeant Stuart Queen

Episode 359 - The Defense Early Warning (DEW) Line
Featuring Master Sergeant Stuart Queen

Episode 384 - Army Missles and the Men who Handle Them
Featuring Master Sergeant Stuart Queen

Episode 394 - The Pentomic Army
Featuring Master Sergeant Stuart Queen

Episode 396 - The Atomic Battlefield
Featuring Master Sergeant Stuart Queen

Episode 421 - The Pentomic Seventh Army in Germany
Featuring Sergeant James Mansfield, Lieutenant General Charles L. Bolte

Episode 435 - The Dwight D. Eisenhower Story
Featuring Master Sergeant James Mansfield, General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Episode 468 - The General George S. Patton Story
Featuring Ronald Reagan, General George S. Patton, General Bernard Mongtomery

Episode 508 - The Broken Bridge, with Audie Murphy
Featuring Major General Bill Kendall, General Arthur Trudeau and Colonel Joseph Harrison

Episode 544 - The Solid Punch, A Report on Solid Fuel Missiles
Featuring television news anchor Chet Huntley

Episode 654 - Action in Vietnam
Featuring President Lyndon B. Johnson, Captain Roger Donlon

Episode 714 - The Screaming Eagles in Vietnam - 1965-1967
Featuring Captain Thomas Happer Taylor, Robert Mitchum, General William Westmoreland

Episode 723 - When The Chips are Down - The Army National Guard
Featuring Bob Hope, Astronaut Donald 'Deke' Slayton, Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr.

Episode 762 - D-Day Anniversary Remembrance, June 1969
Featuring General Dwight D. Eisenhower