Importance of standing watch for a Navy personnel in the United States.
United States USA Date:1943 Duration:8 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
A training film about the role of U.S. Navy sailors aboard in the United States. An enactment shows the importance and role of a sailor during a standing watch. Sailors seated in a room as an officer gives instructions about standing watch. A list containing name of officers on duty for standing watch. A sailor named Elmer comes to relieve another sailor from standing watch. The sailor thinks of going off to sleep during the watch but he also thinks of the punishment in case he gets caught sleeping while on standing watch. Elmer leans against a wall and goes off to sleep. The Petty Officer comes in for inspection and Elmer gets up well in time and reports to the officer. Elmer thinks of smoking a cigarette. The Petty officer comes in again to check and Elmer gets caught while smoking a cigarette. Elmer talks about the tough nature of standing watch to another sailor. An officer comes in and instructs the sailors about the do's and don'ts of standing watch. The officer speaks about the things to be done and how to stay awake during standing watch. Elmer reads a superman comic during another standing watch. Smoke rises from a barrack. Another sailor sleeps while on standing watch. A sailor detects the smoke and shouts. Men sleeping in the barrack get off their beds and rush down stairs. Men fight fire. The sailors lined up and an officer questions the men on standing watch.
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