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American Experience; Nixon; Camouflaged troops, 1969

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9th Division troops - faces camouflaged for battle. _-_ 1. Men in camouflage uniforms, walking on base. Officers walk into building with sign "Headquarters 9th Infantry" and insignia. (15', silent) _-_ 2.US flag, bugler playing taps (scratches). Men walking and massed. MC. (49', sound on film and silent) _-_ 3. Crossed out on story card: magnetic track only, bugle plays taps,15'] _-_ 4. Helicopters and men handling body bags on airfield. Man squatting against pole playing harmonica. Picture of Goldie Hawn on wall and news clipping: "First Pullout Moves."(39',silent) _-_ 5. Close shot three faces. (13',silent) _-_ 6. Close shot, young pug-nosed face, semi-profile. "Batman", smiling, smoking. Fist and Peace sign medallion. (23', some sound on film) _-_ 7. Headquarters, 9th Infantry, door. Close-up sign: "We Try Harder." Close-up insignia. Close-up faces made up for battle with camouflage. (70', silent - actually comes after)

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American Experience
Program Number



Camouflaged troops, 1969

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In this three-hour presentation, Richard Nixon's life and political career are reassessed primarily by those who knew him best. The program chronicles his life from boyhood in Yorba Linda, California, through his days as a young Congressman to his presidency where he astounded the nation with his foreign policy initiatives and then left office in disgrace.



Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type


United States. Army
Military bases, American
Camouflage (Military science)
Vietnam (Republic)
United States--History, Military--20th century
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
South Vietnam
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

Footage courtesy of ABC News Rights Holder: ABC News VideoSource (http://abcnews.go.com)

Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Camouflaged troops, 1969,” 06/16/1969, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 20, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E545F34D654B4401A8D641EE3FEF543A.
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