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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 23 - Camp Evans, Vietnam, 1971

Marcellus Hartman

Silent | 1971

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  •  Soldiers carrying body bags 
  •  Soldiers saying goodbye to each other, a crew of men boarding a helicopter 
  •  Helicopter leaving Camp Evans 
 
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Filmed at Camp Evans, Vietnam, this footage captures aspects of daily routine on a medical base: soldiers carrying body bags, nurses headed to work, and a group saying goodbyes around a helicopter before it takes off. The Marcellus Hartman Collection consists of over 300 Super 8 films made by Hartman, a Texan, while serving in the military in Vietnam in the early 1970s. The films document everyday life on his base, capturing the comings and goings of soldiers and others who worked on the base, helicopters arriving and taking off, and images of the surrounding landscape from Hartman's visits to cities and other military locations in Vietnam.