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Marines in the Making (1942)

Approved  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  26 December 1942 (USA)
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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 »

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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 Huggo

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Included in Warner Home Video's 2005 DVD release of Random Harvest (1942). See more »

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Dick Hanley is identified by the narrator. See more »

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Marine Hymn
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Music by Jacques Offenbach from "Geneviève Brabant"
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Decent Short
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Marines in the Making (1942)

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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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