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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 6 - Daily Life on a Vietnam War Military Base

Marcellus Hartman

Silent | 1971

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  •  Dog on the Camp Evans base 
  •  Injured soldier being carried to a medical vehicle 
  •  A medical helicopter and its crew 
  •  A small fire at the base 
  •  Soldiers hanging around the base 
  •  Soldiers being given medals for their service 
 
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Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage captures daily life at Camp Evans. Included are shots of one of the base dogs, an injured soldier being carried to a helicopter, fire on the ground, and soldiers being presented with medals. 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.