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  • Short Summary

    New US recruits arrive at army camp, are examined and go for a swim before marching.

  • Description

    American Call-up.

    United States of America.

    New recruits arrive at Army camp for basic training. Some good material. Opens w/ DS train stopped on railway tracks; not at a station - must be directly at an army camp. Men in civilian dress stepping off train; carrying bags etc; other men standing around. The men walking down dirt road; front diag. shot. Then a shot looking across a huge puddle; the new recruits walking to left on other side; so that there's a reflection of the line in the water; barracks in BG.

    Next; 2 Army officers examine the new men (still in civilian clothes); they go down the row looking in their mouths - some brief dental exam?

    GV a bunch of men in old-fashioned swimsuits running across beach into water (toward camera which must be on on something out in water). DS these guys in the water; jumping up & down; splashing; smiling; laughing; having fun.

    The new soldiers marching in long rows; most still wearing regular trousers and shirts; but carrying rifles. They line up for inspection. Soldiers line up outside a hut to be issued with uniform or kit. Soldiers in uniform march across parade ground.

    World War One. USA.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916 - 1918
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:56:00 / 01:44:07:00
    ON 139 H

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