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Reel America: NATO Maneuvers of 1954

U.S. Army "The Big Picture" Film

Artillery Gun that Fires Atomic Shells

Artillery Gun that Fires Atomic Shells

Europe
Sunday, March 30, 2014

"NATO Maneuvers of 1954" depicts a time when the United States and NATO member nations were focused on deterring the Soviet Union from seizing any territory outside the so-called "Iron Curtain" dividing East European communist states from the west. Fourteen members nations participate in war games and military exercises ranging from aircraft carrier landings to a mock firing of an atomic cannon.

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