U.S. 1st Marine Division training on assault course, under fire, in Australia during World War II.
Australia Date:1943, August 13 Duration:1 min 53 sec Sound:NO SOUND
1st U.S. Marine Division undergoes training at Wagga Wagga Island in Australia during World War 2. Australian Wirraway trainer airplanes fly low over the training ground assault course. Marines advance on an open field. They approach bayonet training dummies, thrust and fire at the dummies. Explosion occurs, raising dust, as they exit the bayonet area. They jump over low barbed wire obstacles. A pair of Wirraway aircraft fly over at treetop level.More explosions occur in the field as Marines arrive at barbed wire obstacles that they must crawl under.They encounter more dummies to bayonet; climb over wooden walls; and rope ladders. A huge explosive charge is set off raising lots of earth near the trainees.
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