Service men and civilians compete during shooting events at Camp Perry, Ohio, and at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States.
United States USA Date:1955 Duration:5 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
A film about uses and importance of weapons since old times in the United States. Camp Perry in Ohio. Military Trophies and civilian NRA trophies for world series in marksmanship placed on a table. Service personnel and civilians at Camp Perry. Insignia on the back of the shirt of a participant. A 5th Infantry Division insignia on the back of a man. National Small Arms School instructors brief civilians and personnel in operation and firing of M-1 rifles. Participants fire rifles at a range during a competition. U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Matthew B. Ridgway presents trophies to winners of the competition at a ceremony in Washington DC. Scene changes to show a group of boys, all members of the Fairlington Junior Rifle Club in Arlington County, Virginia. The boys (and one girl also seen) wear shooting jackets with various patches commemorating NRA and other events. Boys seated on the ground. The boys and girls take prone position and fire rifles at a range at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, during an outing, supported by the U.S. Army. Some of the children use their own rifless, modified for lighter weight. They cross the range together to look at targets. An instructor helps a boy. A boy loads a rifle and fires it. He looks through binoculars to check the accuracy of his shot. Sergent Stuart Queen at a desk as he speaks.
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