From 1976, The Big Picture describes the history of Independence Day. The Big Picture was a documentary series that was produced by the United States Army Signal Corps and was shown on ABC from 1951 to 1964. After its ABC run the series continued in syndication into the 1970s.
And a brief patriotic video. Music by the U. S. Army Band.
This short video has some great clips from the past.
From 1933, a Michigan farmer shows us a unique way to perform Yankee Doodle.
American history -- the Stan Freberg version.
I don't know why music about the NapoleonicWar has transformed to an American patriotic piece, but what is the Fourth of July without it, fireworks, and cannons?
Have a great holiday!
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