The US Marine Corp has always been a physically fit group of people, but modern warfare has required them to be ever more so. Many of the enlisted are trained by Major R.E. Hanley, better ... See full summary »
Narrated by Ronald Reagan, this Warner Brothers short in support of the war effort focuses on the exploits of Army Air Corps Captain Hewett T. Wheless and his exploits just after the U.S. ... See full summary »
Hewitt T. Wheless,
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The US Marine Corps Band and chorus perform several songs associated with the Marines and the Navy. As the songs are played, we see monuments in Washington, DC, various battle scenes, ... See full summary »
This MGM short, part of the A Pete Smith Specialty series, focuses on the young men who have signed up to serve their country. Speed, teamwork and accuracy are the hallmark of all army ... See full summary »
The US Marine Corp has always been a physically fit group of people, but modern warfare has required them to be ever more so. Many of the enlisted are trained by Major R.E. Hanley, better known in some circles as former Northwestern University football coach Dick Hanley. He uses many of the same training techniques he used to train his all-American football players. Other marine training is demonstrated, such as one-on-one combat. Marines are still required to perform formal duties, hence they must still learn traditional maneuvers such as drills. Written by
Pete Smith short shows us how the Marines are now being trained for battle and new technology in WW2. The film only runs around 8-minutes but it's entertaining throughout especially the section talking about how the Marines looked at how colleges were training their football players.
These Pete Smith shorts are constantly showing on Turner Classic Movies so if you're interested then keep your eyes open.
Nominated for an Oscar.
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