U.S. army soldiers at a drill at training camp at Fort Belvoir.A soldier tests flamethrower at dummy target and sets it ablaze.View of clouded fumes rising above burning target.June1941.
The United States Fifth Regiment engineers cross a river on 'assault' boats in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The men row the boats. Tanks cross the water over a bridge. Smoke due to explosions by hand grenades. The U.S. Fifth Regiment engineers in wooded area. The men are camouflaged. Men cross the field. The men set the pillboxes afire with well directed shots.
A film about uses and importance of weapons since old times in the United States. Camp Perry in Ohio. Military Trophies and civilian NRA trophies for world series in marksmanship placed on a table. Service personnel and civilians at Camp Perry. Insignia on the back of the shirt of a participant. A 5th Infantry Division insignia on the back of a man. National Small Arms School instructors brief civilians and personnel in operation and firing of M-1 rifles. Participants fire rifles at a range during a competition. U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Matthew B. Ridgway presents trophies to winners of the competition at a ceremony in Washington DC. Scene changes to show a group of boys, all members of the Fairlington Junior Rifle Club in Arlington County, Virginia. The boys (and one girl also seen) wear shooting jackets with various patches commemorating NRA and other events. Boys seated on the ground. The boys and girls take prone position and fire rifles at a range at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, during an outing, supported by the U.S. Army. Some of the children use their own rifless, modified for lighter weight. They cross the range together to look at targets. An instructor helps a boy. A boy loads a rifle and fires it. He looks through binoculars to check the accuracy of his shot. Sergent Stuart Queen at a desk as he speaks.
A new mechanized mine layer being used at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, United States. United States Army engineers display an automatic mine layer which digs the divot. Man works on a mine and mine being planted automatically. Earth being replaced over the mine by a bulldozer.
Officers training at Fort Belvoir Engineers School in Virginia,United States. View of the Headquarters Engineers School. Officers receive a complete training using steel models. They practice mechanical skills. They learn to operate precession tools,to reproduce maps, to interpret aerial photographs and survey terrains. They learn to operate heavy construction equipment to level hills and build roads. They learn to build and maintain bridge. They learn to handle explosions and demolitions work. They learn to blast heavy fortifications for combat function and front line infantry support. Officers practice amphibious landing
Italian Chief of Staff General Giuseppe Pizzorno at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, United States. Artillery is fired to salute. Soldiers stand at attention. Italian Chief of Staff General Giuseppe Pizzorno reviews troops and gets into a car of 'Military Police'. Two men in a tank in the background. Sign: 'HQ Engineer Officer Candidate School'. General Pizzorno examines various military equipment. He inspects commemorative plaque. He observes a bridge building demonstration. Engineers work to construct a floating bridge. General Pizzorno in an informal discussion with U.S. officers.