OSS Training Films

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Duration:
2 minutes, 2 seconds

The introductory moments to a film highlighting OSS Basic Military Training at Area A-2 (now Cabin Camp 2). This is one of 4 clips from the 30 minute film.

 
 
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Duration:
1 minute

Physical fitness is always a key to success. This obstacle course challenged even the most fit recruits.

 
 
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Duration:
56 seconds

Both Area A (Prince William Forest Park) and Area B (Catoctin Mountain Park) had a House of Horrors or 'pistol house.' In the dead of night recruits would be awakened to complete real life instinctive firing exercises.

 
 
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Duration:
32 seconds

Many of the recruits learned how to detonate explosives on large structures such as houses and bridges in Prince William Forest Park.

 
 
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Duration:
24 seconds

One of the more complicated military maneuvers is a frontal assault on a fixed position. Here, recruits attempt to fire upon two foreign tanks.

Last updated: March 2, 2020

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