United States Army trains mules for war at Fort Lewis in Washington. Soldiers of the 99th Field Artillery train horses. They carry artillery equipment on a mountain terrain. Cavalier soldiers on their mules run down steep hill. Some soldiers fall off their mules.
Formal review in parade of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division by its Commander, also commander of Fort Lewis, Major General Charles F. Thompson. Thousands of soldiers also watch the review, some from spectator stands and some seated on the ground. View of 7th Machine Gun Battalion (printed on side of truck, passing in review). Seen are: Dirigible overhead; Two military bands; troops marching with shouldered arms with fixed bayonets; General Thompson accompanied by a civilian official, and many others in the reviewing stand; mules carrying supplies; trucks carrying machine guns; trucks pulling heavy artillery; numerous utility vehicles; a small black dog walking beside the troops; Color Guard; Red and white bunting draped on reviewing stand; Mules carrying parts of artillery pieces (one mule acts up and causes difficulty for its handler); Honor guard on horseback carrying the American Flag; Horses and mules carrying parts of artillery pieces; Heavy artillery; All spectators rise and salute the colors; Mount Ranier in the background; Loud speakers with four horns set on ground between bands and marchers.
Barrage balloons being tested in the United States. Barrage balloons in flight. A motor being removed from a gondola and a basket being attached. Men get into the basket to study the tactics of observation from a captive balloon. A barrage balloon lifts off. Ground crew handles a steel cable. The 3rd Observation Balloon Squad learns the details of observation at Fort Lewis, Washington. An instructor trains recruits. A barrage balloon in flight at Fort Lewis. Goodyear barrage balloon comes out of a hangar at Wingfoot Lake, Ohio. Tail of a barrage balloon in flight. A barrage balloon being filled with helium. It takes off and in flight during a test.
3rd Army Division troops advance in Fort Lewis,Washington. The United States 3rd Army Division troops holding rifles march on field. Mountains in the background. Troops walk across the suspension bridge. Tanks and trucks cross bridge. Troops advance and fire artillery on field.
Army tanks advances through smoke screen and destroy old buildings with machine guns hidden in them in Fort Lewis, Washington. War tanks advance. Damaged old buildings. Rubble of the house scattered on ground.
The filming of 'To Hell and Back' at Fort Lewis in Washington State, United States. The movie crew, including Director Jesse Hibbs, on the grounds. Camera and crew mounted on a trolley as it moves across a field. Camera and crew mounted on a car. Soldiers of the 44th Infantry Division lined up on the field. U.S. Army First Lieutenant and actor Audie Murphy stands by while 2 soldiers put on their helmets. The crew films the scenes.