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

Sarasota Army Airfield Training Footage and Home Movies

295839
Date
1944
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:22; B&W; silent; V-256; BA439
Description
Leased to the Army Air Corps in early 1942, the newly constructed Sarasota Bradenton Airport became the Sarasota Army Airfield during World War II. Initially a 620-acre facility, the Army added 250 acres to the site in the course of its use. The 97th Bombardment Group transferred in March 1942 from ...

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...

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