Pictorial Report Number 5 - The Big Picture





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Big Picture: Pictorial Report Number 5

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). A fascinating but little known organization is the Army Exhibit Unit which visually dramatizes vital parts of the Army's story. For the first story on "Pictorial Report," THE BIG PICTURE shows you the operation of this unit and one of its most striking displays--the recreation of prison life in North Korea. The second feature is a documentary about the Japanese Security Guard. Since the end of World War II, Japan has been recovering steadily from the destruction and humiliation of that war. To the United States Army, which went to Japan as an occupation force, and stays there now by mutual consent as a protector, Japan has also been winning a place of honor and trust. One of the functions which reflects this trust is the operation of the Japanese Security Guard. The third subject deals with Mobile Map Service. The Army Map Service is the largest mapping service in the world. Among its components are the mobile mapping units which can follow combat organizations into action, producing on-the-spot large quantities of maps for the all-essential guidance of troops in battle. For this report, THE BIG PICTURE goes to Germany where viewers will see one of these mobile units in action. The final report is a look at the American Forces Network which supplies American style radio service to our Armed Forces in Europe. The men and women of the United States Army are the best equipped and the best trained in the world, and because of functions like the American Forces Network, the best informed.

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