This 1960s era film is a dramatic and exciting report of seven men
sent deep into aggressor-held territory for the answers to these
questions. Upon their skill, training, and fortitude can rest the
outcome of an entire maneuver. In the course of their mission the
patrol takes advantage of every form of transportation from
helicopter to armored patrol car, to rubber raft, to combat boots.
This is not a war "game." It has the serious purpose of giving Army
units field experience in the doctrines they have studied in
training. In wartime, such a mission could well result in the
prevention of thousands of casualties.
Episode from The Big Picture series (1950-1984) Video
courtesy of U.S. Army / Department of Defense