This is a British training film, revised by the U.S. Army Signal Corps for use in American basic training. In this film, lice are seen, their breeding described, their feeding and the different diseases they transmit to human body. At mark 1:15, lice are seen on clothing for one of their favorite hide out is in seams of clothes. Each corners of the clothing is used for egg production as seen at mark 1:43. Under the microscope, the eggs appear as grains of rice. They hatch out very quickly while the warmth from human’s body act as incubator for them and saving the mother from any further responsibility as seen at mark 2:05. Here they are on the human body and they suck the blood and die as seen at mark 2;32. The lice is capable of giving a man septic skin infections, relapsing fever, typhus and trench fever as seen at mark 2:52. Septic skin infection result from scratching after been bitten as seen at mark 3:12. Relapsing fever is seen at mark 3:29 which result from the blood mixing of the lice and human’s. Typhus and trench fever is seen at mark 3:40. This is caused from the pellets of the lice which drop on clothing and is been transmitted into the air. This is seen at mark 4:05. History is full of disasters caused by these tiny beasts. These are seen from mark 4:13through to mark 5:08. By cleaning oneself clean, lice can be prevented as seen at mark 5:25. Blankets and clothing should be kept to yourself. All blackest are sealed up and fully seamed to get rid of lice as seen at mark 5:57. As seen at mark 6:30, lie can be seen in the human hair breeding. Hence soldiers are advised to clean the hair. It is advised that all the men in the platoon should be disinfected all at the same time as seen at mark 7:10 so the works won’t be wasted. As seen at mark 7:47, all the men are checkup for infections all at the same time and that is it At mark 8:00 a louse under the armpit of a soldier. Now the armies have made special plans for the eradication of lice.
At mark 8:19, the MO calls the field hygiene section units with qualified sanitary assistance mounted on motorcycles. Appropriate disinfector is also mounted on a vehicle. Arriving at the camp, it goes immediately into action. At mark 8:53, the blankets are been checked and dusted. The medical officer also summons the mobile bath unit. As seen at mark 9:00. They bring with them affordable disinfectors as seen at mark 9:30. Their main work is to bath, barb and disinfects all troupes of the formation and it is been set up as the troupes are been brought to it as seen a mark 9:48. The men make their way to the bathing tent at mark 10:25, each men receive a numbered disk before removing their cloth so as not to cause mix ups. As soon as the battle dresses are removed, each are placed on a rod and placed in a ret of disinfector and the heating machine is getting ready as seen at mark 10:55. Shirts and underwear are been taken for laundry and shoes are taken off as their boot receives disinfection as seen at mark 12:00. The men take their bath and each receives their clean cloths and underwear. At mark 12:50, the troupes leave the bath site as one of the troupes is left behind as seen at mark 12:58. He enters back into the bath vehicle as seen at mark 13:30 and from there got all the lice back on his clothing. As seen at mark 13:55, at the mobile laundry, the dirty underclothing are disinfected to get rid of all lice. Its then washed thoroughly at mark 14:27. After the thorough washing, the cloth goes into a hydro extractor driven by electricity which removes excess water from the cloth as seen at mark 15:23. At mark 16:00, an oil drum is been worked upon to make a disinfector. This disinfector is seen at mark 16:57. Another type of disinfector is seen at mark 17:00. At mark 17:45, it’s been used to disinfect some blankets. At mark 18:05, a shower is made. At mark 19:03, a man is seen rubbing a louse powder AL-63 on his clothing and goodbye louse. Remember that cleanliness and use of your AL-63 is best to keep lice off.
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