A film about an amphibious training of United States troops at Camp Gordon Johnston in Florida. An explosion occurs during a practice invasion. The troops crawl through mud as live ammunition is fired during simulated combat conditions. Soldiers crawl across a field under heavy firing. The soldiers in landing crafts approach the Florida beach and unload from the craft.
A film about an amphibious training of United States troops in Florida. United States troops loaded in a landing craft during a practice invasion. The landing craft approaches the coast of Florida. Barrage balloons in flight. An explosion occurs at the beach. Soldiers unload from the landing craft and land at the beach. SCR-536 hand radio being used by the soldiers during simulated combat conditions. The soldiers fire rifles on the beach. Other landing crafts approach the beach as explosions occur. The soldiers unload and erect a flag at the beach. Landing crafts with beach mats and other engineering equipment arrive at the beach. The equipment being unloaded. The beach mats being laid out on the beach and the soldiers nail down the mats as they prepare the beachhead. A bulldozer levels the beach. Landing crafts carrying ammunition crates arrive at the coast. The soldiers unload the crates. The bulldozer pulls the crates along the beach. A signal man guides barges as they approach the shore. Military equipment being unloaded from the crafts. An engineer makes a detailed record. The equipment being unloaded.
A military film titled 'The War' depicts the training of troops at Camp Johnston in Florida. Soldiers stand at attention near a waterway. They swim and cross the waterway. They abandon equipment while swimming. Some of the soldiers stand on a tower. They jump from the tower and swim under burning oil.
A film titled ' Invasion in the making' about an amphibious training of United States troops. United States troops loaded in barges as they approach a coast. The soldiers get off the barges. U.S. troops being trained in amphibious warfare at the Amphibious Training Command at Camp Gordon Johnston, Florida . An officer briefs the soldiers. The soldiers seated at the beach. They climb down landing nets during the training. The soldiers in mock landing crafts as the practice to land and to fan out on the beach. A soldier with a machine gun. Trainees use a human ladder to cross over barbed wire fences. The trainees climb over a rifle ladder to cross the barbed wire fences.
Training of United States troops at Camp Johnston, Florida during World War II Troops standing in attention. They turn back and enter into lake. They swim in the lake. They swim in various positions. Troops with equipment and guns, jump from tower into lake. They swim in the lake. Troops swim under burning oil on water.
Newsreel clip entitled "Ball Players Train in North" shows major league baseball teams holding spring training in 1943. Teams were not allowed to travel south to Florida because of World War 2 travel restrictions. First part of clip shows men (presumably baseball players) riding in a horse and buggy along a tree-lined road. Giants seen running on field and meeting with manager and Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott. Players pose for camera, all wearing long sleeves. Closeup of Giants Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell. Giants players seen throwing at posters of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo -- Leaders of the Axis powers during the war. Players look at the posters after throwing; note patriotic war patch on Giant player's sleeve. Clip shifts to Washington Senators training camp the same year. Coach and renowned baseball clown Nick Altrock leads players in warmup drills. Players warm up in outfield, near what looks like a heating plant. Closeup of Senators pitcher Dutch Leonard throwing. Closeup of Senators owner Clark Griffith (in overcoat) talking with manager Ossie Bluege. Closeup of Bluege. Players marvel over of 7-foot player Richard Ahrens, who was signed by the Senators that spring as a possible publicity stunt; he never appeared in a minor or major league game. Washington players pretend to warm themselves up by small campfire on the field. Another shot of Altrock. (Note: There is no indication where these clips were taken but the Giants trained in Lakewood, New Jersey that spring and the Senators trained in College Park, Maryland. )