OSS Training Films

Opening Segment

OSS Training Video

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.

on the ropes

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

pistol house
House of Horrors
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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Demolitions Training
Many of the recruits learned how to detonate explosives on large structures such as houses and bridges in Prince William Forest Park.

frontal assault on tanks
Frontal Assault
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: January 22, 2020

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