This introductory film made by the pictorial branch of the US 3rd Army (in affiliation with the US military’s well known The Big Picture series) shows a recruit going through basic training. The film begins with a new private recounting his experiences during basic training as the narrator.

As might be expected for a US Army-produced film it puts a positive gloss on the training. The narrator makes corny jokes and the films soundtrack includes contemporary hits from bands like the Monkees in an effort to appeal and engage with the young men entering basic training.




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