Entitled SNAFU, this wonderful WWII training film is part of the "Fighting Men" series, designed to psychological prepare troops for the rigors of combat and Army life. It features various scenarios about SNAFUs -- situation normal, all fouled up (or "f-d" up!) As the narrator says "in war, the abnormal is normal. You can't predict the turns of battle." Rifles can jam, bridges will not be ready, food won't be delivered on time. The point of the film is that troops have to be prepared for bad times, bad situations, and keep their morale up and keep fighting no matter what.
Features footage of air combat, African American engineering troops building a bridge while singing (5 minute mark),
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com