U.S. soldiers prepare coastal defenses in Hawaii just prior to World War II
Hawaii USA Date:1941 Duration:55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 16th Coast Artillery Regiment. practice operating a 14-inch disappearing rifle in Shore Battery Randolph at Ft. DeRussy, Honolulu, Hawaii. They load the gun and then raise its carriage bringing it into firing position above the battery's shielding parapet. In change of scene Infantrymen of the 298th Regiment. work on pillboxes along a Hawaiian beach. Soldiers set up a 37mm gun on a portable mount. The barrel of a .50-caliber machine gun shows from a pillbox firing slit.
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