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Marines in the Making (1942)

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This Pete Smith Specialty shows marines in training at a number of unidentified bases. Hand-to-hand combat is stressed, including new, sneaky techniques used by the Japanese. By using their... See full summary »

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This Pete Smith Specialty shows marines in training at a number of unidentified bases. Hand-to-hand combat is stressed, including new, sneaky techniques used by the Japanese. By using their own tactics against them, we will surely win the war. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Decent Short
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Marines in the Making (1942)

*** (out of 4)

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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