Wakulla Springs Military Training and Underwater Explosions

296311
Date
1942
Collection
Video
Description
This film includes shots of underwater explosions in the Wakulla River and Springs. Armed troops patrol through the woods. In the water, promoter and expert swimmer Newt Perry holds up large roots and stumps apparently dislodged by the explosions. The film shows a young man using a small movie camer...
Video Details
6:46; color; silent; V-258; BA437

Wakulla Springs & WWII Troop Maneuvers

232383
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:39; color; silent; V-158 WV-4
Description
In this film, Army troops practice swamp 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 sc...

NOW HEAR THIS

253353
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:08; color; sound; V-69 CA033; S. 828
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 a...

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