Burmese students learn mortar firing techniques from U.S. and Burmese instructors in Burma during World War II.
Burma Date:1943 Duration:5 min 3 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. OSS (Office of Strategic Services) officers train Burmese recruits in Burma during World War II. Burmese students learn mortar firing techniques. The students set up a practice target in a field. They line up. U.S. and Burmese instructors train and supervise the training. They take measurements and plant the assembled bipod at various spots. The students watch and learn as the instructors demonstrate mortar firing. An American instructor load shells, fire the mortar, and takes the post-fire position. Students look through the sight unit, take aim, load shells and fire mortars. One student looks through binoculars. Explosions in the field. The students learn to disassemble the mortar. They pack up the parts and move across the field. The students take down the practice target and wind up.
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