Orders are passed down the line from the Commodore to the team of instructors on how to use motion pictures in training PT Boat commanders how to make 180 degree turns on signal. Five instructors are shown with the first four displaying different aspects of dereliction in using film as an instructional tool. The fifth instructor, Smith, displays preparation, keeps his audience attentive, reviews content and then examines each commander. The last portion shows the results of the highlighted commanders displaying their knowledge. Only one, Smith's student, performs the turn correctly. FILM TACTICS is very imaginative and played much for comedy. Many familiar faces appear in this Naval short.
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Unlike G.I. Weekly shorts, which were wide-distributed to myriad armed forces divisions, Film Tactics was used exclusively as a training film by the United States Navy. See more