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Survival of the Fittest

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Description Shows the function of the physical training program of the Army Air Forces during World War II. Starts by celebrating the exploits of Army Air Force war heroes. The main story is a fictional story about two American fighter pilots who are forced to parachute from disabled planes. The uninjured man brings his wounded comrade through water and knee-deep marshlands to safety. The excellent physical condition of both men is presented as largely responsible for their survival. Includes footage of Army Air Force soldiers engaging in physical exercise.
Creator U.S. Army Air Forces Motion Picture Unit
Maurice M. Grashin: writer and director
Contributor Schuyler Sanford: cameraman; Edward Schafer: cameraman
Date Issued 1944
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 16:41
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Miami Beach, Florida; Daytona Beach, Florida