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Latin American Missions
Description: Armed Forces Military Report about cooperation efforts between the United States and Latin American countries, including military training, joint military exercises and agricultural development programs. Produced by the Directorate for Armed Forces Information and Education Department of Defense.
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Clip #: MF-17F
Length: 9:20
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Central America
Country: Panama
Subject: Military
Original: 35mm
1950s, Latin America, Panama, Atlantic Ocean, aerial ruins Fort San Lorenzo along coast, cannon, Panama Canal, United States Armed Forces training Latin American military, Latin American soldiers diving underneath vehicles which drive over them, soldiers training for jungle warfare, snake being placed around soldier’s neck, military combat exercises, soldiers crossing river using ropes, rafts and boats as they are fired upon, basic technical skills training, automotive mechanics, radio communications, building and construction trades, Civic Action Program, Inter-American Geodetic Survey, men surveying uncharted area on foot to create maps, U.S. Air Force plane being used to take aerial photographs of uncharted area, aerial photography, mapmakers turning aerial photography into accurate maps, construction on industrial sites, roads and land clearing, Bolivia, farmers, flat arid land, shepherds with flock of sheep, rich fertile soil that is inaccessible, joint effort between Bolivian and United States Governments, roads being cut and land cleared, jungle being turned into farmland, Bolivian families participating in program, girl petting puppy, men playing checkers with onlookers gathered around, thatched huts, threshing, winnowing, resettlement, United States advisors assisting Bolivian farmers on proper techniques, Columbia, soldier hammering sign warning against bandits into wall, Air Force helping local citizens set up radio net, rancher phoning for help, military patrol quickly driving out to ranch and unsuccessfully catching thief, joint exercises on sea and land, Operation Unitas, force made up of ships from United States and South American nations, testing defenses from submarines and improving ability to work together as single fighting team, joint military exercises on land, Panama, ruins Fort San Lorenzo, Panama flag

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