Browse Items (78 total)

  • Collection: The Special Forces History Project

Service Members from the U.S. Army Baker Company, 2/9 Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division and Thai soldiers from 7th Regiment, 7th Division, 3rd Royal Thai Army learning jungle survival from Thai Special Forces. Thai Special Forces instructor, Master…

The Special Forces tab is worn by Soldiers who have completed the qualification course. These Soldiers are considered the most specialized experts in unconventional warfare. Find out what it means to be a Special Forces Soldier, from the history to…

California Army National Guard recruiting video.

Major General William "Wild Bill" Donovan will always be known as the father of modern American intelligence. His ingenuity and guidance steered the OSS through the young organization's successes and hiccups and simultaneously proved the value of…

General Donovan encouraged the Research & Development Branch of the OSS to fabricate weapons in house for officers in the field. Ranging from the incredibly complex to the remarkably simply, OSS knives and guns were intended for easy and effective…

CORONA, America's first successful photoreconnaissance satellite, revolutionized the collection of intelligence in the 1960s. To learn more about the CIA, visit the CIA Museum at https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/cia-museum/index.html

Watch CIA-developed robotic catfish and water sampler "Charlie" swim! To learn more about the CIA, visit the CIA Museum at https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/cia-museum/index.html

The OSS station in Bern, Switzerland, was so close to the German border that the site was nicknamed "Hitler's doorstep". Dulles served as Station Chief at this critical post and mounted numerous intelligence operations, including efforts to breach…

Black propaganda was the specialty of the Morale Operations Branch of the OSS. Designed to look as though it had been produced by disgruntled Germans or Japanese, this misinformation was targeted to weaken Axis morale. For more about the OSS and the…

Major General William "Wild Bill" Donovan will always be known as the father of modern American intelligence. His ingenuity and guidance steered the OSS through the young organization's successes and hiccups and simultaneously proved the value of…

Shows The 1979 Invasion; Soviet Troops, Tanks, Helicopters, And Anti-personnel Mines; Scenes Of Recent Destruction; Refugees In Camps And On The Move; Afghan Resistance Fighters In The Hills; And Scenes From The 1980 And 1981 U.n. General Assembly…

Analyzes preparation, arrival, establishment, and "prevalent cover" for secret agents by presenting one movie within another, as introduced by Col. Robertson, chief of Schools and Training at Office of Strategic Services.

Reel 1: Gives examples of…

Special Forces recruiting film from the 1960's.

This film documents the effects of war on Laos. Footage shows bomb damage caused by B-52s, and civilians as they avoided bombing attacks. Scenes also show village life: a wedding, school activities, factories, a broadcast station, and military…

This U.S. Army film discusses security awareness and responsibilities in relation to overseas travel.

National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 653932 / Local Identifier 263.2424 - The Enemy Agent and You - National Security…

This film is a biography of Ho Chi Minh, political activities, French defeat, and Vietnam in the mid-1960s. - ARC 650763 / LI 263.2105

This filmed press conference focuses on the Central Intelligence Agency's alleged "independent activities in Vietnam," U.S. Department of State disputes with the CIA, and proposed oversights at the CIA. - 1963 - ARC 1697857 / LI 263.1437

A training film by the Central Intelligence Agency on espionage techniques.

Counter-Intelligence Special Operations: Raids and Searches - National Archives and Records Administration 1969 - ARC Identifier 649186 / Local Identifier 263.1906 - National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981).…

Former secret military force shown for first time on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- "Phantom Fighters" (TV-448) is good strong film entertainment, worthy of the attention of every thoughtful viewer. It is a documentary about the Army's Tenth Special Forces…

This program demonstrates functions of the Navy's frogmen commandos, the "SEALs." Reflects the excitement of parachute jump training, to the quiet of jungle patrols and a cross-section of life in this unique organization.

Soldiers with an unusual occupation shown on "THE BIG Picture" -- THE BIG PICTURE has come up with a neat little documentary in "Army Divers' School," filmed on location at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Director of Photography is SP-3 Gerald Finnerman of…

Vietnam - November 1966. 1st Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division, 11th Armored Cavalry, 5th Special Forces, Naval River Patrol and Mekong Delta operations.

Vietnam - April 1966. 25th Infantry Division, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Calvary Division, And Special Forces; USAREU – 3rd Armor Division, "Operation Southern Arrow.''

PIN 26972

Vietnam - Combat and other activities. November and December 1965. 173rd Airborne Brigade, 101 Airborne Division, U.S. Special Forces, U.S. Army Signal Corps, Medical Service, Engineers.

PIN 26957

Objectives and scope of special forces training in Thailand - role of U.S. Army in developing effective Thai Special Forces.

PIN 26105

Landing Zone Operations

Illustrates landing zone techniques for medium aircraft night and day operations on land; light aircraft night operations on water; and rotary wing aircraft night operations on land.

(Color, 29 Min)

The Big Picture: Operation Montagnard
Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984). This film examines how the Montagnards (a primitive tribe…

National Archives - Blazing Continent - National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981). - This Russian film, with an English soundtrack, tours South America and presents a propaganda - tinged perspective of the…

National Archives - Blazing Continent - National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981). - This Russian film, with an English soundtrack, tours South America and presents a propaganda - tinged perspective of the…

Big Picture camera crews in the rugged countryside of West Virginia cover an actual situation pitting the Special Forces of the U.S. Army, against the "Aggressor." Although it's a training problem, the script is written as it is enacted and the…

ARC Identifier 2569848 / Local Identifier 111-TV-655

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984). This THE BIG PICTURE film takes the…

National Archives and Records Administration

ARC Identifier 2569820 / Local Identifier 111-TV-605

Big Picture: U.S. Army Advisor in Vietnam

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.…

United States Army television program describing the activities of Army Special Forces in the 1950's.

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 -…

United States Army informational film describing the activities of United States Army Special Operations Forces.

National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 4524969 / Local Identifier 330-DVIC-701181 - Special Operations Forces…

SILENT 08/07/1964 - 08/11/1964 - Summary: There are only two Americans with the patrol: SFC Henry Corvera, weapons man, and M/Sgt Richard E Pegram, team sergeant. All others are Vietnamese of the first company of the Camp Plei Mrong Strike Force.…
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