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Survival of the fittest / a product of the First Motion Picture Unit, Army Air Forces.
Date
1944
Main contributor
Grashin, Mauri
Summary
Shows the function of the physical training program of the Army Air Forces during World War II. Starts by celebrating the exploits of Army Air Force war heroes. The main story is a fictional story about two American fighter pilots who are forced to parachute from disabled planes. The uninjured man brings his wounded comrade through water and knee-deep marshlands to safety. The excellent physical condition of both men is presented as largely responsible for their survival. Includes footage of Army Air Force soldiers engaging in physical exercise.
Contributors
Grashin, Mauri; United States. Army Air Forces. Motion Picture Unit, 1st; United States. War Department.; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Publisher
War Department
Genres
Propaganda films.; Educational films.; Nonfiction films.; Short films.
Subjects
United States. Army Air Forces; Physical training; Physical fitness; Soldiers; Training of
Location
United States
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (17 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.
Notes

"Restricted"--Series title frame.

Credits taken from an article in The Miami news, Dec. 26, 1943.

DVD copy available.

Creation/Production Credits

Director/writer, Maurice M. Grashin ; camera, Schuyler Sanford, Edward Schafer.

Statement of Responsibility

a product of the First Motion Picture Unit, Army Air Forces.

Other Identifiers
: ocn905651897; OCLC: ocn905651897; OCLC: 905651897