- Title: CF692
02:30:00 - 02:35:20
Vs destroyed air bases, black preacher speaks from pulpit, black woman in congregation stands up and reads letter, ha shot of railway station full of enlisting men, two black men pass, one rushes to waving woman and hugs her, cu train wheels, ha shot army barracks / training camp, men given welcome speech, men listen, tracking shot men interviewed by army staff, black man interviewed about work skills, ecu shots of black and white sergeant majors shouting orders, men in civilian clothes march past, army man speaks from podium as black / white men listen. Man explains how to salute and its meaning ( not a gesture of civility ), men fitted with army boots and given kit.
02:35:20 - 02:39:17
Men in uniform board train, great shot of 1940s streamline steam train past, montage of trains passing left and right, army trucks drive into camp in snow, black soldiers learn to make bed, learn to march and make many mistakes – funny, vs marching feet, men cross country marching, taking break, hospital ward (segregated), man’s temperature taken, segregated dental clinic / dentist, ws rifle training, targets up and down as shots hit them, ecu target with bullseye, two men nod to each other, vs sports – American football, baseball, boxing, table tennis, black woman reads book entitled An Anthology of American Negro Literature as men listen, cu truck / lorry wheels, army camp, black woman sergeant major drills female troops / WACS, female troops on manoeuvres in jeeps, cu man cleans boots, men and women waltz to big band music in dance hall, vs men do PE / exercises.
- Keywords:USA, BLACK HISTORY, SEGREGATION IN US ARMY, RACISM, CIVIL RIGHTS
- Master Title:CF692