Blast from the Past: WWII Archival Videos on Loading & Storage of Small Arms Ammo

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Mesmerizing in their simplicity, the two videos below are archival instructional films from the War Department in WW2. These training videos are vastly preferable to the modern military’s forced “death by PowerPoint.”

I started to watch the first video and lost 18 minutes of my life without knowing it. At the least, its all solid advise on storage and treatment of ammunition. Preppers or those with long-term ammo storage may find these videos valuable (if not common sense).

Small Arms: Handing & Storage

 

Small Arms: Loading (Funny fact: the Video is number “223”)

 

Thanks Steve!


Nathan S.

TFB’s resident Jarhead, Nathan now works within the Industry in Operations, Sales & Marketing. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, MSR’s, high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries in the last three years working with US DoD & foreign MoDs. You will likely find him either in an international airport or on the local range in NE Indiana.

Nathan can be reached at [email protected]


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  • SpazC

    Lost 18 minutes….How about the full 36 for me!

  • Manimal

    Cool videos.

  • Graham 1

    do they still use the colored stripe as identification?