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U.S. airmen who escaped internment in Switzerland pose at Annecy airfield, France, during World War II

American fliers who escaped internment in Switzerland, pose in front of a C-47 aircraft at Annecy Airfield in World War 2. They wear clothes provided by sympathetic civilians, and kid about the way they fit. They are accompanied by a Free-French Commandant (equivalent to U.S. rank of Major) who wears rank insignia on shoulders of his uniform and the Cross of Lorraine and rank insignia on his black beret.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A patrol sergeant inspects military policemen before they leave for town patrolling in the United States.

A training film 'Military Police Town Patrolling' on functions of military policemen during a town patrolling in the United States. Soldiers wade ashore. Smoke from firing and bombardment on a battlefield. Soldiers aboard jeeps and trucks. A military policeman directs traffic. MPs handle prisoners of war. The prisoners are marched. They guard supplies in a supply line. They also patrol captured towns. Buildings along a street side. Vehicles drive past on the street. Men playing on a field. Houses in the background. MPs stand in a line. An officer inspects them. He inspects their uniforms. The officer talks to a military policeman. They march. The MPs are headquartered in a local police station. The MPs enter the police station. Interior of the police station. A desk sergeant at work. The MPs with a criminal. The desk sergeant takes information from him. The criminal is then put behind the bars. The MPs stand in a line at attention in the police station. A patrol sergeant inspects them. He instructs them about town patrol. He says that they should help soldiers whenever they need help and should maintain order and should coordinate with them.

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
MPs work on posts which were assigned to them in the United States.

A training film on functions of military policemen during town patrolling in the United States. An officer instructs the MPs. The MPs stand at attention in a line. A wall map in the background. The officer assigns posts to the MPs. He points to places on the map. The MPs come out of building and walk. They board a military vehicle. People walking on a street. Some of the MPs are assigned fixed post. These are places like rail road terminals and places of large gathering of soldiers. Spots which could be in trouble are the fixed posts. The MPs serve as information bureau. Soldiers coming to the place for the first time are given information by the MPs. Information about arrival and departure of trains and several other things is given. The working of a roving patrol. Men in a jeep. A motor patrol. MPs in a jeep moving along a street. Buildings along street sides. Working of a foot patrol. The patrols take charge of accidents in which military vehicles are involved. Traffic control by a patrol. They see that roads do not become congested. They take full account of accidents. People walking on a street. An MP talks on a radio. If the car is not equipped with a radio, several public phones are available on the route.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A foot patrol works and talks to soldiers in the United States.

A training film on functions of military policemen during town patrolling in the United States. The working of a foot patrol. MPs walk on a street. Buildings along street sides. Vehicles moving past. Bullying is not allowed for the MPs. They should not accept gifts from anyone. A soldier wearing his uniform in an incorrect way. The MPs talk to him and tell him to correct his mistake. They talk to him in a good manner and the soldier obeys them. Other MPs scold a soldier for wearing his uniform in an incorrect way. This is the wrong way of talking to a soldier. Two soldiers fight. The MPs handle the situation. Two MPs standing outside a building. A board on the building reads: 'Service men's lounge'. People walking on the street near the building.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Civilians and soldiers who have committed crime are arrested by the police in the United States.

A training film on functions of military policemen during a town patrolling in the United States. The MPs walking on a street. Personnel of the Women Army Corps and other women service organizations are subject to same disciplinary control as men. The only exception is that they are not searched by policemen nor are confined to jails or guard houses. They are taken to the nearest women's organization of the armed forces for search and detention. This law is for the WAVES, women Marines and any other service women. Civilians walking on a street. Parked cars. The MPs talk to a man. If a soldier is hurt or mistreated by a civilian, the MPs can hold the civilian until the police arrives. He can be then arrested by the police. The wounded soldier is treated and is taken to a hospital. The soldier is taken in protective custody. A soldier in a police station. If any soldier attacks a civilian or violates civilian law, he can be arrested by the police.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Operations of MPs while investigating trouble spots in the United States.

A training film on functions of military policemen during town patrolling in the United States. The MPs are ordered to investigate trouble spots where trouble might be expected. Men check a bar. If there is a need to go inside the building, they should not go alone. The MPs enter the bar. People seated at tables. A fight erupts. If the MPs cannot handle the situation, they should call more MPs. An MP calls the headquarters. He talks to a desk sergeant and tells him how many more men are needed in the bar. The desk sergeant sends the men. The civilians are arrested by the civilian police and the soldiers by the MPs.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English