Sunday, February 15, 2009

WWII German Training Film: The Unseen Weapon (1944)


Starring: German soldiers

More Info: none available

Plot: Through the use of soldiers sharing their experiences with younger, inexperienced snipers, they are able to put into practical use all of the training they are receiving.

My Rating: 8/10

Would I watch it again? Yes.

This is a little different than SHARPSHOOTER - MASTER OF CAMOUFLAGE AND DECEPTION in that older, more experienced snipers show the new guys why all of their training is important through the stories they tell. You get more specifics on tactics in this one. It's neat seeing the soldiers telling tales while on a training break. You've got the typical young guys who think they've got all the training they need and they're anxious to go out and kill for the Fatherland. And then there are the experienced soldiers who put the brakes on and emphasize the importance of patience and training.

This is actually an in-the-field made dummy that is hoisted up a tree, looking like a real soldier from a distance to fake out an enemy sniper! COOL!

Like the other film, it's only about a half hour and it's highly entertaining if you dig this dry kind of stuff. What makes this one better is that there's more of a narrative.

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