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Extended Interview with a Company Commander in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Washington in December, 1993.

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…

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…

An excerpt from an interview with Colonel Ruben Garcia about his service as Executive Officer of Team 3, Detachment 1, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade during the Persian Gulf War.

An excerpt from an interview with Command Sergeant Major Gary Mastroleo about the Persian Gulf War and its impact on Civil Affairs units in the United States Army Reserve.

Unidentified member of United States Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command meeting with Afghan Mujahideen in the early 1990's.

An excerpt from an interview with Sergeant First Class Kurt Thomann (United States Army, retired) about his service in the United States Marine Corps and possible deployment to Lebanon in 1983.

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).…

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 is the story of the Army's Psychological Warfare activities in the Far East Command,…

Synopsis: Provides soldiers with psychological operations (PSYOP) terminology and developments and shows how PSYOP is used as both an offensive and defensive tool. PSYOP coordination requirements and the integration process for including PSYOP into…

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.

National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 39159, LI 208-UN-1042 - Series: Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 - 1945. Part 1, German citizens return to their devastated homes as U.S. army civil affairs units…

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…

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…

(Silent, Color) Ranger Combat Training School, Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964)

ARC Identifier 17918 / Local Identifier 111-ADC-4116…

Excerpt from an interview with Colonel Ruben Garcia about his service as Executive Officer of Team 3, Detachment 1, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade during the Persian Gulf War.

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…

An excerpt from an interview with Colonel Ruben Garcia about his service as Executive Officer of Team 3, Detachment 1, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade during the Persian Gulf War.

Excerpt from an interview with Command Sergeant First Class Timothy Robbins about his service as NCOIC of Team 7, Detachment 1, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade during the Persian Gulf War.

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…

United States Army television program describing the activities of United States Army Ranger Training (mid to late 1950's).

US National Archives ARC Identifier 2569498 / Local Identifier 111-TV-228

Item from Record Group 111: Records of the…
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