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Key West Florida USA 1918 stock footage and images

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U.S. sailors and marines in training maneuvers on shoreline in Key West Florida during World War I

Military training exercises during World War 1. U.S. Navy whale boats beach on a sand bar and discharge a detachment of sailors armed with rifles, who wade ashore, in Key West Florida. Marines take up prone positions in sand on the shore and fire rifles. Several Curtis N-9 hydroplanes parked in water at the shore. Some of them taxi out and take off. Two submarines in the background.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Marines training in bayonet tactics at key West, Florida, during World War I

A group of U.S. Marines in bayonet training, at Key West Florida, during World War 1. A long line of marines crouch near bayonet cloth training dummies, suspended from crossbars. These marines are able to move the dummies and parry bayonet thrusts, by means of attached padded control sticks. A line of marines wielding rifles with bayonets, charge the target the targets, while the controllers parry their bayonet thrusts. Closeup of a marine with bayonet dueling with a controller who parries his thrusts. Scene shifts to armed marines jumping over obstacle wall, bayoneting a dummy on the ground, and moving on. A body of water and some tents are seen in background. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Marines in tactical training at key West, Florida, during World War I

A contingent of U.S. marines in training with rifles, at Key West Florida, is seen in a formation of two rows. They execute positions with their rifles in accordance with the manual of arms, at the commands of their leader. They present arms and follow other instructions. Next, They are seen breaking into squads, and reassembling again, as they march in close order drill. Scene shifts to marines, standing in a field practicing the proper motion for throwing a hand grenade. They carry packs on their shoulders, but have no rifles. They repeat the grenade throwing drills in unison upon command of their leader. Next, they kneel on one knee, and execute a grenade-throwing drill from that position. Closeup of marines executing grenade throw motions from kneeling position. Two marines practice these techniques in the confines of an open wooden box with a barrier simulating a trench ridge.

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. President Harry Truman speaks to press

John Foster Dulles is among White House staff, Secret Service personnel, and members of the press, seated on chairs in a garden of the Little White House, at the U.S. Naval Station, Key West, Florida. Palm trees around. Rattan furniture and adirondack chairs. U.S. President Harry Truman arrives walking across lawn, and dressed casually. He sits on a chair. Several men standing in the background. The men and women take down notes. The President stands up to leave. [ Note: at TC: 00:19, the person in extreme right of frame is Adon Taft, of the Miami Herald's Key West Bureau (wearing bow tie). He shared these observations about Truman and times at the Little White House at Key West: " I walked with him every morning along with 3 or 4 national reporters and a couple of Secret Service agents. He would walk to the Caribe restaurant down near the Turtle Kraals and have a coffee and then go back. He frequently swam in the ocean. He was in good shape, had a good sense of humor, he was down to earth, friendly with the White House press corps, played poker with some of them. He usually attended Sunday services at the First Baptist Church when he was in town. When the presidential yacht was there, the entire crew would attend Youth for Christ rallies on Saturday night and church on Sunday. .Press conferences ended when the president of the White House press corps (Merriman Smith, of United Press International) signaled it by standing and thanking the president."]

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Harry S Truman on second visit to Key West. Key West International Fishing Tournament White House Sweepstakes

Presidential party on Navy Crash boat "Dolphin", also called "the Big Wheel" (Navy designation C-26565) carrying President Truman, Two other crash boats also carried tournament participants (C-26590 and C-18345). Party members included the President, his press secretary, Charile Ross, Fleet Admiral William Leahy, William P. Hassett. Clark Clifford, John E. Steelman,Major General Harry D. Vaughn, U.S. Army,Rear Admiral James H. Foskett. and a number of other officials. The Key west White House Sweepstakes was limited to the President and members of his party, including white House correspondents, photographers, and Secret,Service agents. A prize was offered tor the largest fish, anther for the smalles and a third for the best catch -- all to be caught on rod and reel. Afterwards some ot the guests relax with the President at the "Littlle White House.'

Date: 1947, March 14
Duration: 4 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Marines in prone positions holding guns and practice the use of weapons in the United States during World War I.

U.S. Marines practice with Lewis machine guns during World War I. U.S. marine three-man machine gun teams set up Lewis machine guns and fire them during training at Key West, Florida, in World War 1. Teams set up in prone positions, with gunner ready to fire. Second man fastens circular ammunition magazine atop the gun and third man stays low behind. The guns are on a bipods, and equipped with large cooling shields around their barrels. The gunners fire one magazine, replace it, and fire again.

Date: 1918
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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