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  • Short Summary

    US soldiers parade in city and new recruits get kitted out.

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    America's Fighting Men.

    United States of America.

    DS military parade; soldiers; Marines marching toward camera. Artillery training: row of guns across a field; w/ men working in teams; the guns at far end start to fire. Parade in major city - New York? Shot from high window; looking out toward other skyscrapers; some at non-square angles because a diagonal street - skinny corner building on one side; building w/ larger angle on other; US flag hung over street. Pan down to DS parade.

    Another; closer DS parade; w/ flags in FG; hanging out from building or over street. Then shot from street level; looking over heads of women in 1st row; all wearing fashionable hats and holding small flags; at men in parade; wearing dark suits w/ ribbons pinned on lapels; boater hats; and carrying flags

    Joining the Army. New recruits; in civilian clothes; walk in 2 lines up a road. Then great shot; interior; of volunteers getting uniforms. In FG 2 men stand behind table w/ items of clothing on it; also more on shelves behind. in BG line of men wait their turn. As each man steps up; a guy quickly grabs his shoulder and reaches down to his knee; deciding in a second what size - he tells the guys at the table; who grab the right (they hope) clothing and load the new recruit up with a pile of gear.

    World War One.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:24:00 / 01:11:34:00
    ON 144 F

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