U.S. Army troops reach Pine Camp for a war game, New York. Troops arrive in taxi cabs and trains to Pine Camp. Engine of a train emits smoke. Troops leave the train. Horses being taken out of the train. Troops march on road. Military trucks loaded with troops move ahead on a road. Army officers posing around tents.
U.S. First Lady Grace Coolidge inspects a camp of marines at White Pine Camp in Paul Smiths, New York. U.S. Marine officers escort the First Lady. The marines stand in front of their tents. She talks to a marine. Two marines stand in their tent. Grace Coolidge inspects the tents of the marines.
U.S. President John Calvin Coolidge's Summer White House in Paul Smiths, New York. The Summer White House of the President at White Pine Camp. A lake and a wooded region in the camp. Administrative offices in the near by town of Paul Smiths. A car parked in the background.
Film 'Sonic Deception' shows the use of sounds to deceive the enemy (sometimes described as the "Ghost Army" in World War 2). Dramatization shows United States troops crossing river in small boats and arriving on beach. They establish beachhead on river bank and defeat German troops located there, having arrived by suprise. Film recounts through actors how a German spy at a German army corps headquarters informs about the presence of United States tanks and trucks. Film demonstrates how sound recordings were used by U.S. soldiers to create false impression of troop activities including bridge building and tank and vehicle movements, in order to serve as a decoy and mislead Germany enemy forces about U.S. Army activities. Dramatization shows German officials consulting and looking at maps. German soldier looks through binoculars and informs officials through phone. Tanks cross a bridge and artillery on field. Actual scenes of front gate of Army Experimental Center station headquarters at Pine Camp in Great Bend, New York (upper New York State). U.S. Army soldiers are shown recording via microphone the sounds of actual bridge construction at the center. The microphone routes to a recording truck where a turntable for pressing recordings is running, creating a phonograph recording of the bridge building decoy sounds. Recording of other sounds is shown, including sound of a bulldozer at work, sounds of men unloading trucks, and sounds of tanks crossing a bridge. Soldier is seen selecting a phonograph record from the Army Experimental Station Library.
U.S. President John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. with his family at White Pine Camp in Paul Smiths, New York during his summer holidays. Three guards stand in front of the Summer White House of the President. A car arrives at the house and stops. A guard opens a door of the car. U.S. President Coolidge, First Lady Grace Coolidge, and their pet collie dogs emerge from the car. They enter the summer home and look around the home. Views of the exterior of their summer cottage. Mrs. Coolidge and the President in a garden. A guard stands near the car in the background. U.S. Marine guards march in formation and enter the Presidential cottage, serving as protection for the President in his summer White House. Panoramic view of Lake Osgood (or Osgood Pond), dock area, and a boat anchored at the dock. View of Adirondack Mountains in the background.
Army Experimental Station at Pine Camp, located in Great Bend, New York, United States. Signal Servicemen check recording instruments and play sound deception records at Army Experimental Station. Signal Corps Sonic Company soldiers (sometimes referred to as the Ghost Army) stand in review in front of tanks and trucks. U.S. Army officers reviews them. Animated diagram shows Company headquarters and Administrative Platoon. U.S. Army servicemen skilled in sonic deception and decoy sound in World War 2 are seen recording the sound of tanks and other armored vehicles. Officials check graphs at the headquarters. Board reads AES School. Instructor takes a class in a classroom at AES School. Servicemen undergo training at the test Station. A group of students operates the sound amplifier. German headquarters shown on an animated map. Animation shows various tanks sending out sounds to the German enemy as decoy to disguise and mislead the enemy regarding actual troop movements.