A gas obstacle course at the Chemical Warfare School in the Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland, United States. An aircraft flying low over a field leaving a thick gas obstacle course. Landing crafts arriving on a beach carrying troops. Troops on tanks during a training. A sign board reads 'C.W. (Chemical Warfare) School, Gas Obstacle Course'. A pictorial map showing the course in a woody terrain. The map shows six stations along the terrain. Each station gives trainees a specific gas combat situation. The trainees at a decontamination building where they are given protective clothing, coveralls, boots and gloves. The trainees wearing the protective clothing. Two men preparing nitrostarch explosives and other explosives and fireworks to simulate enemy fire. The trainees divided into squads. The trainee squads moving in columns. A board reads 'Station No.1, Attack thru Smoke'. The trainees advancing into the woody terrain. A man from a control tower signals and an instructor blows a whistle alerting the squad. The first mine is exploded and the squad advances on the terrain. The squad advancing among trees to a wire fenced entangle. Simulated enemy fire from bombs, fire crackers and rockets explosions. The squad advancing among the trees. The trainees moving in a trench. Simulated enemy lays down a huge envelope of smoke blown from smoke generator jets. Clouds of smoke spreading over the area. Igniting HC smoke pads and white phosphorous land mines are released adding to the density of the clouds. CN grenades are tossed by the instructor into the smoke to teach lesson that smoke masks a gas attack. Smoke in the air in the wooded terrain. The members of the squad put on masks to avoid further attacks. The squad moving through the smoke. The barbed wire entangle in view. The squad moves under a wire fence and proceed to station no.2.
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