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  • Collection: The Cold War History Project

Footage of Egyptian President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin's separate arrivals to Andrews Air Force Base on September 5, 1978 to attend the Camp David Summit. President Sadat was introduced by Vice-President Mondale upon his arrival. After thanking…

Background material provided to the president in support of the Moscow Summit. To learn more, read Ronald Reagan: Intelligence and the Cold War on CIA.gov's Historical Collections Division page at http://go.usa.gov/XWQ.

CIA film on the Chernobyl accident prepared by the Directorate of Intelligence for President Reagan.

National Archives - Farewell Arabia - National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981). - This film covers issues such as petroleum discovery, distribution of wealth, and new venture planning in Saudi Arabia and…

The Soviet Navy (Russian: Военно-морской флот СССР, Voenno-morskoj flot SSSR, literally "Military Maritime Fleet of the USSR") was the naval arm of the Soviet Armed Forces. Often referred to as the Red Fleet, the Soviet Navy…

The United States Army predicts the future of television.

Overview of Soviet perceptions of the United States, created by CIA's Global Video Program. Reagan was interested in the subject and wrote how important it is to see "how others see us." To learn more, read Ronald Reagan: Intelligence and the Cold…

Before assuming the Director's chair at Langley in 1973, Colby got his chops in intelligence as an OSS "Jedburgh." He famously led parachute teams behind enemy lines into France in 1944 and Norway the following year. For more about the history of the…

Overview of the Soviet Space Program, created by CIA's Global Video Program. Reagan watched this film on 10/14/82, according to his diary entry of that date. To learn more, read Ronald Reagan: Intelligence and the Cold War on CIA.gov's Historical…

The demands of unconventional warfare spurred the OSS to develop highly destructive sabotage mechanisms guaranteed to take the enemy by surprise. From "Aunt Jemima" (explosive baking flour) to the limpet mine, these weapons did not disappoint. For…

CIA briefing film from the 1980's

As head of OSS Secret Intelligence in London, Casey brought tenacity and determination to his mission of sending operatives to infiltrate Nazi Germany. He would also exhibit these same characteristics as Director of Central Intelligence 40 years…

Best known for guiding CIA during some of the most critical years of the Cold War, Helms worked in Secret Intelligence (SI) for the OSS and ran operatives out of Central Europe and Scandinavia. Though he did not deploy overseas until 1945, he made…

Overview video highlighting CIA's mission, structure and history.

The Berlin Tunnel was a joint British and American operation to tap Soviet and East German communications lines in East Berlin. To learn more about the CIA, visit the CIA Museum at https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/cia-museum/index.html

This United States Army film demonstrates the method of firing each of the weapons on the General Sheridan tank, including the 50 cal and 7.62mm machine guns, 152mm gun/launcher, and grenade launchers.

The United States War Office explains the role of Military Intelligence, focusing on the interviewers, interpreters, and photo reviewer specialists that comprise G-2 Military Intelligence.

Korean War-era film points out that military service should be understood as part of citizenship and that training in the everyday duties of citizenship is a part of the preparation for military service.

Designed primarily as a coaxial machine gun by the Rock Island Arsenal and produced by General Electric, the M73 was developed as a replacement for the M1919A4E1, M1919A5, and M37 machine guns that continued to serve in the immediate post-WWII…

Black-and-white video tells the history of the U.S. 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels" in combat action during World War II. From the United States Army film MISC. 7864 produced in 1951.

Tanks, halftracks, infantry, artillery, and engineers.…

United States Army training film that examines audio returns picked up by the AN/TPS-25 ground surveillance radar. Examples given include: walking personnel, light and heavy wheeled vehicle, vehicle dispersion maneuver, tracked vehicle, and tanks.

The United States Navy examines the challenges of flying in the Antarctic region, from Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd's first polar flight to Operation Deep Freeze. The film focuses on the C-130 Hercules aircraft operations in the antarctic during…

US Army Training Film on the XM16E1 rifle, the first mass-fielded version of the M16 rifle. This is the version with chrome-plated bolt carrier, no trap door in the buttstock, non-chrome-lined chamber, and three-prong flash supressor. Somewhat…

In April 1964 a Persian word meaning "courageous" became known to Americans as the name of a bold military adventure. An entire airborne brigade with heavy equipment was airlifted to Iran, land of the ancient Persians. American and Iranian armed…

An overview of the Air Force Reserve in the 1980's. Provides an understanding of the roles and missions of individual reservists and reserve units in support of the total force policy.

Bernardine Dohrn and Mike Klonsky, interviewed on television news camera.

Filled with television news footage:
Students for a Democratic Society news conferences, SDS conference June 1969, National Revolutionary Conference, Black Panther party…

In the jungles and forests of Panama, the Army Test & Evaluation Command devises new methods to protect men and equipment against the ravages of heat and humidity.
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