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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 3 - Aerial Footage near Huế, South Vietnam

Marcellus Hartman

Silent | c. 1971

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  •  Footage of a helicopter in the distance, taken while flying in an helicopter 
  •  Landscape of Vietnam, seen from a helicopter 
  •  Fellow soldier attempting to light a cigarette, wind from the helicopter causing difficulty 
  •  Aerial views of some of the buildings and landscapes in Vietnam 
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Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage captures scenes from a helicopter in flight on the way to Da Nang, including the landscape and buildings.
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 at Camp Evans, 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.