Opening scene shows rifles placed on each of a series of stands along the firing line of a rifle range at a basic training base in Saint Petersburg, Florida, during World War 2. U.S. Army Air Corps recruits are lined up side-by-side with their instructors, behind the firing line, awaiting instructions from the Range chief (unseen). Upon his order, they advance and take up prone positions, in pairs, at each firing position. Each recruit is assisted by his instructor and fires his rifle while his instructor observes and notes results. Non-commissioned officers (NCOs) monitor from behind the firing line. Camera pans across the firing line. Next, men are seen lowering bulls eye paper targets and replacing them with new ones that they raise high overhead, and signal with flags, when done. Views of the targets. Next trainees stand along the firing line, with Thompson M-1928 A1 submachine guns at ready. Upon command, they fire bursts from their weapons at silhouette targets. Bullets seen striking targets and dirt hill behind them. Face of Hitler and swastika are scrawled on one target.
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