World War II Training film about U.S. Marine artillery units preparing for amphibious operations.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:8 min 14 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Navy World War 2 training film about artillery in landing operations. Opening scene shows a marine reading artillery settings aloud. Then gunners load their 105mm howitzer and fire it. Next scenes show more howitzers in a field also firing. View of a control tent, where marines wearing headsets communicate with the howitzer batteries. The batteries receive the instruction: "CSMO" (Close Station March Order). Firing ceases and gun crews police up their positions and board jeeps to their command post. One the way, one marine sitting in the back of an MZ jeep, talks on a TCS radio. At the Command Post, several battery leaders meet over a planning table where they receive orders for an amphibious exercise. Amphibious vehicles (DUKWs) arrive, equipped with A-frames. Film shows how the A-frame is set up and employed to raise a howitzer. Then another DUKW backs under the suspended field piece which is lowered into its cargo space. Other guns and DUKWs arrive to repeat the process. Gunners are shown spreading a tarpaulin and placing it on their howitzer, in the DUKW, as extra protection against water. Other DUKWs arrive with the battery's howitzers and marines rig tarps on them as well.
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