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Looking back: 1968 riots in Washington – film from Army now on YouTube

Above and below is film posted to YouTube yesterday (Tuesday) by the National Archives. It was taken in Washington, DC during the April 1968 riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The film was shot by the Department of the Army and, here on Veterans Day, shows not just the National Guard in action, but has many shots of DCFD, along with some mutual aid companies.

In May of 2014 STATter911.com shared other film from the riots that I had not seen before. It appears there are some repeat scenes in this film, but there are also a lot of new shots I don’t recall seeing prior to this being released.

Here is the description with the film:

Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. ca. 1974-5/15/1984 (Most Recent)
Series: Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection, 1964 – 1980

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