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    1953 SUSPENSE - "Nightmare at Ground Zero" - O. Z. Whitehead, Louise Larrabee - Rod Serling
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    Published on May 12, 2017
    Starring O. Z. Whitehead, Louise Larabee, Lonny Chapman, Calvin, Thomas, Pat Hingle and Ken Buckridge. Written by Rod Serling. Directed by Robert Muliigan.

    Season 5, episode 49. A harried artist is rushing to finish the mannequins he's been hired to construct for a house located at ground zero of a Nevada nuclear test site. Rushing to meet the deadline over his wife's constant carp, the harried artist hurries to deliver the five "people" to the house before the atomic device is detonated.

    Black and white. Original air date: August 15, 1953.
     
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    1949 THE BLACK BOOK (aka THE REIGN OF TERROR) - Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart - Full movie
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    Published on May 12, 2017
    Starring Robert Cummings, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl, Arnold Moss, Norman Lloyd, Charles McGraw, Beulah Bondi and Jess Barker. Directed by Anthony Mann.

    Amid the chaos of the 18th century French Revolution, the evil Maximillan Robespierre (Richard Basehart). attempts to sieze power and perpetrate his diabolical tactics on France's helpless citizens. Charles D'Aubigny (Robert Cummings), a freedom-fighter working for the resistance, poses as a murderous prosecutor that Robespierre has sent for, skillfully sidestepping the secret police and informants with the guidance of Madelon (Arlene Dahl), a former lover who's now a key resistance member. When Robespierre tells Charles that his black book, a notorious death list filled with enemies on both sides, is missing and commands Charles to find it before its contents can be exposed.

    Not rated. Black and white. Original release date: October 15, 1949.
     
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    Arctic Gear: "Exercise Moose Horn" 1956 US Army; The Big Picture TV-334
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    Published on May 23, 2017
    The Big Picture TV Series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    Arctic & Antarctic playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_...

    Exercise Moose Horn, 4 January - 18 February 1956

    'Inside look at the Army's latest ideas in Arctic wear, from fur caps to thermo-boots, all designed to keep the soldier comfortable and ready for anything which might face him..'

    The Big Picture episode TV-334

    Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowcat
    Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

    A snowcat is an enclosed-cab, truck-sized, fully tracked vehicle designed to move on snow.

    Snowcats used for snow grooming are also called 'piste machines', 'trail groomers' (in North American English) or 'piste bashers' (in British English) because of their use in preparing ski trails ("pistes") or snowmobile trails. Most snowcats, such as the ones produced by Bombardier or Aktiv in the past, have two sets of tracks, fitted with a Christie suspension or a Vickers suspension. Others, like the Tucker Sno-Cat and Hägglunds Bandvagn 206 vehicles, have a complex arrangement of four or more tracks.

    The tracks are usually made of rubber, aluminum or steel and driven by a single sprocket on each side, and ride over rubber wheels with a solid foam interior. Their design is optimized for a snow surface, or soft grounds such as that of a peat bog. In addition to grooming snow they are used for polar expeditions, logging in marsh areas, leveling sugar beet piles, and seismic studies in the wild...

    History

    The forerunners of the Snowcat were the tracked "motors" designed by Captain Scott and his engineer Reginald Skelton for the Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913. These tracked motors were built by the Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Company in Birmingham. In the 1955-1958 Fuchs and Hillary Transantarctic Expedition, four modern snocats were used, produced by the Tucker Sno-Cat Corporation of Medford, Oregon. These vehicles were highly modified for the purposes of the expedition.

    The name "snowcat" originates from the 1946 trademark by Tucker Sno-Cat Corporation. This specialized over-snow vehicle dominated the snow transportation market until the 1960s when other manufacturers entered the business. By then "snowcat" was such a common description that it was used to describe all over-snow vehicles (see generic trademark). Tucker is also well known for its use of four tracks on its vehicles. Tucker Sno-Cat is arguably the best known of the early manufacturers and remains in business today. Tucker Sno-Cats have been used by numerous military, governmental agencies and utilities.

    Another early model was the Swedish made Aktiv Snow Trac of which 2265 were manufactured in Sweden between 1957 and 1981. NATO forces used the Snow Trac successfully during the cold war between NATO and the USSR. Numerous accounts from Antarctica related successful use of the Snow Trac by research organizations such as A.N.A.R.E. in Antarctica...

    ...Thiokol's Imp, Super-Imp and Spryte were popular dual-track snowcats and Thiokol's production continued under DMC and LMC. The Spryte, sold later as 1200 and 1500 series machines, are still popular in commercial and industrial use, nearly 20 years after the end of their production runs. Many of these models are still in use today in the commercial market and are popular as privately owned snowcats.

    KRISTI snowcat had a limited production of two-track snowcats between 1956 and 1968 in Colorado; it never became popular and ceased production with fewer than 200 total units produced.

    Aktiv Snow Trac ceased assembly in 1982 when its engine supplier (Volkswagen) ceased production of its air-cooled engines in Europe. Over 1000 Snow Tracs were imported to Canada and the USA, mostly by Canadian utilities and U.S. governmental agencies; the Snow Trac is still in common use in private ownership and to a lesser degree in commerce having produced over 2200 total machines which saw popular use all over the globe.

    Bombardier still continues in business but has radically altered its business model and product selection and sold its snow grooming division and no longer makes commercial snowcats. Bombardier sold over 3000 of its popular snow bus models...

    Russia as one of the snowiest countries in the world has a wide range of snowcats...
     
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    ROTC Summer Training 1955 US Army; Reserve Officers' Training Corps; The Big Picture TV-323
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    Published on Jun 3, 2017
    The Big Picture TV Series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

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    "How America's young college man spends a summer with the U.S. Army."

    "The Big Picture" episode TV-323.

    Originally a public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserve_...
    Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

    The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces. ROTC officers serve in all branches of the U.S. armed forces (although the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard do not have their own respective ROTC programs, graduates of ROTC programs do currently serve as Marine Corps and Coast Guard officers). In 2010, ROTC graduates constituted 38.5 percent of newly commissioned U.S. Army officers, 1.8 percent of newly commissioned U.S. Marine Corps officers (through NROTC), 16.7 percent of newly commissioned U.S. Navy officers, and 38.1 percent of newly commissioned U.S. Air Force officers, for a combined 30 percent of all active duty officers in the Department of Defense commissioned that year. Under ROTC, a student may receive a competitive, merit-based scholarship, covering all or part of college tuition, in return for an obligation of active military service after graduation.

    The U.S. Coast Guard offers a similar program to ROTC under a different name: CSPI (College Student Pre-commissioning Initiative). In addition, although the U.S. Coast Guard does not have an ROTC program, direct commissions are available for ROTC students at select colleges and universities, for ROTC graduates transferring branches, as well as for qualified military pilots.

    ROTC students attend college like other students, but also receive basic military training and officer training for their chosen branch of service through the ROTC unit at or nearby the college. The students participate in regular drills during the school year, and extended training activities during the summer. Some of the summer training that is offered to cadets in the Army ROTC program are: Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare, WHINSEC, and other related schools.

    Army ROTC units are organized as brigades, battalions, and companies. Air Force ROTC units are detachments with the students organized into wings, groups, squadrons, and flights. Army and Air Force ROTC students are referred to as cadets. Navy ROTC units are organized as battalions, and also include NROTC students under "Marine Option" who will eventually be commissioned as officers in the Marine Corps. Marine NROTC students may be formed in a separate company when the program includes sufficient numbers. All Navy ROTC students are referred to as midshipmen...

    The concept of ROTC in the United States began with the Morrill Act of 1862 which established the land-grant colleges. Part of the federal government's requirement for these schools was that they include military tactics as part of their curriculum, forming what became known as ROTC. The college from which ROTC originated is Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Norwich was founded in 1819 at Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy.

    Until the 1960s, many major universities required compulsory ROTC for all of their male students. However, because of the protests that culminated in the opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, compulsory ROTC was dropped in favor of voluntary programs. In some places ROTC was expelled from campus altogether, although it was always possible to participate in off-campus ROTC...

    Before a cadet goes through commissioning, he/she must pass LDAC between their summer of becoming a senior. LDAC (Leadership Developmental and Assessment Course) is held in FT. Lewis, Washington, where each cadet will be evaluated on leadership skills. The course is set up for a month of training with other peers and evaluated by prior servicemen.

    Based upon the individuals OML will determine the options for commissioning and receiving Active Duty or Reserve Component. The higher the OML score the likelier a cadet will receive their desired position as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army...
     
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    Arizona Bound western movie full length complete
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    Published on Jun 12, 2017
    Arizona Bound western movie starring Buck Jones, Tim McCoy and Raymond Hatton as The Rough Riders released and uploaded from the http://www.westernsontheweb.com archive collection. This is the first film feature in the Rough Riders series. In this action packed installment from 1941 our three heroes Buck Roberts, Tim McCall and Sandy Hopkins are undercover Marshals out to stop villains who seek to destroy a stage line. The owner has been killed and his daughter Ruth Masters has taken over in her dads place running the coaches. Tristram Coffin stars as the dastardly Steve Taggert who will stop at nothing to ruin the Masters Stage company business. There are several twists and turns in this presentation. Will The Rough Riders stop the outlaw gang? Or as so many others have, will they fall victim to the murderous deeds of these reprobates? Watch hundreds of free full length complete western movies on the Westerns On The Web Channel.
     
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    Wild Horse Phantom western movie full length complete
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    Published on Jun 10, 2017
    Wild Horse Phantom western movie starring Buster Crabbe and Al 'Fuzzy' St. John released and uploaded from the archive collection of http://www.westernsontheweb.com complete classic film treasures. This is a fantastic example of vintage Hollywood and the prestidigitation that the audience has always just been willing to accept. Just flat out escapism, adventure, entertainment. One of the many motion picture reasons children and some adults alike in the 1940's and after believed the old west still existed in States like Texas and Arizona. This tale of cowboys and gangsters opens up with a very modern scene. A prison break complete with electric spotlights, telephones, tommy guns and automobiles. But don't let the beginning of this feature throw you off the trail, it quickly travels to the wild west with fast horses and six-shooters. Billy and Fuzzy are out to find the stolen cash that the gang stashed before they were apprehended. So ride the trail with our heroes in a fantasy west and a time when every child at the movies wanted to grow up and become a western hero. Watch hundreds of free full length movies and TV shows episodes on the Westerns On The Web channel.
     
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    Tombstone Canyon western movie full length complete
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    Published on Jun 9, 2017
    Tombstone Canyon western movie starring Ken Maynard from 1932 released from the http://www.westernsontheweb.com archive collection for free viewing online. This is a mystery suspense western film with a masked, cloaked ghostly figure referred to as The Black Phantom. Ken is a traveling cowboy and is new to the area but quickly learns about the startling murders of many of the Lazy S ranch hands. A romance starts developing very rapidly in this action packed adventure between Ken and cowgirl Jenny Lee. But there is danger behind every boulder. Will Ken discover the identity of the Phantom and solve the other mysteries he encounters along his ride? Or will he fall victim to the bushwhacking outlaws he encounters at almost every turn? Watch hundreds of western films on the Westerns On The Web Channel.
     
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    Deadliest Battle in History (History Documentary)
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    Published on May 19, 2017
    Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 was the largest troop offensive in military history. And the Battle of Stalingrad is arguably the deadliest single battle the world has ever seen.
    The eventual Russian victory has long been lauded as a shining example of Stalin’s military genius. He is said to have baited a much more powerful and technologically advanced German army with a carefully executed withdrawal, then caught the Nazis unprepared in vicious city-block-by-city-block fighting that decimated the German forces. By the time the battle was over, more than 1 million lives had been lost and the course of the war had been permanently altered. But 70 years after the battle was fought, newly uncovered documents, survivor accounts, and stunning archival footage are revealing a very different picture of what took place.
     
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    1934 BEAST OF BORNEO - Mae Stuart, John Preston - Full movie
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    Published on Jun 18, 2017
    Starring Mae Stuart, John Preston, Eugene Sigaloff, Alexander Schoenberg, Doris Brook and Val Duran. Directed by Harry Garson.

    A scientist needs primates to conduct experiments to prove his own theory of evolution, so he organizes an expedition into the jungles of Borneo to capture the animals he needs.

    Per Wikipedia: "The film is made up mostly of leftover footage from Universal Studios's East of Borneo, made in 1931. A couple of added dialogue scenes were spliced into what was essentially a travelogue and a series of close-ups of an enraged orangutan."

    Not rated. Black and white. Release date: April 14, 1934.
     
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