- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (115 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), 1979.
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Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1979.
MANOEUVRE follows a U.S. infantry tank company through NATÓs annual fall manoeuvres in Western Europe. One purpose of these war games is to test how quickly and effectively U.S. reinforcements can come to the aid of NATO forces stationed in Europe. The various stages of the training exercise, including defensive and offensive tactics, and hypothetical wins and losses are seen from the point of view of a company fighting a simulated, conventional, non-nuclear ground and air war.. "In MANOEUVRE there is no war but there is the illusion of war, the memory of World Wars past, and the soldierś sure belief in war to coméŒHis style is so fair that it took the Pentagon just two days to approve his making the film. The generals knew Wiseman would leave the audience to judge their private world, their ethos, even in the final moment." - Bill Henry, The Boston Globe. "́Œ The only thing lacking in MANOEUVRE is the smell of commingled sweat and exhaust." - Time
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