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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Military training"
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NOW HEAR THIS

NOW HEAR THIS

Date
n.d.
Description
Jimmy Powers, former sports editor, Navy Commander and college professor, narrates this film. Students of the Sanford Naval Academy row, march and study as the school's philosophy and techniques are described. The wide variety of sports offered covers a major portion of the film. Viewers see local amenities and a graduation ceremony at the end of this sales or recruiting film.
Collection
Wakulla Springs & WWII Troop Maneuvers

Wakulla Springs & WWII Troop Maneuvers

Date
1940 (circa)
Description
In this film, Army troops practice slogging through cypress swamp, make a human chain across the river, crawl on their bellies, and use weeds and Spanish moss for camouflage. The film shows troops firing machine guns, sniping from trees and swimming assault across the river. There are smoke screens and explosions on the water as the troops hit the shore. There are more shots of the machine gun team on shore, followed by scenes of the troops swimming with bamboo poles as floats. Troops with guns and helmets practice ducking under on cue as they swim across the river. They float gear across using tent canvas and poles for rafts. An amphibious vehicle tows troops in the water. Soldiers jump from a tower, swim through flames on the water, set off smoke bombs and swim through more flames. Next, they practice jumping from the deck of a rusty derelict ship (possibly at Carrabelle). The action then moves back to Wakulla for soldiers posing in camouflage uniforms and more wading across the river.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
NOW HEAR THIS NOW HEAR THIS Military academies
Military training
Promotional films
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Wakulla Springs & WWII Troop ManeuversWakulla Springs & WWII Troop ManeuversMilitary training
World War II
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