Training of American draftees before WW II. Japanese attack and declaration of war
United States USA Date:1941 Duration:2 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
American soldiers and new recruits at a camp in the U.S. and on a battlefield in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Soldiers in training run obstacle course. Soldiers in their uniforms march through the camp area. Tents in the background. Newly recruited U.S Army soldiers learn to fire weapons on firing range. Tanks during training maneuvers. U.S. soldiers training with wooden replica machine guns and using empty Adelphi beer cans as substitute artillery ammunition for training purposes. Teams of soldiers compete in moving a giant ball. They compete in blindfolded boxing on their knees. Lacking adequate war materiel for training, they make do by pretending trucks are tanks, using wooden guns, and throwing flour sacks instead of grenades. Scenes of the Pearl Harbor raid by Japan in 1941. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress for a declaration of war.
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