Parachute Battalion (1941)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 12, 1941 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this patriotic war drama, a unit of Army recruits train for a parachute corps. One is an arrogant football star who finds jumping a kick. Another is a coward who eventually finds his courage. Finally there is a chronic bumbler. The coward and jock find themselves competing for the affections of an indecisive young woman. The filmmakers of this movie paid careful attention to detail and was made with the cooperation of the 501st Parachute Battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia using actual paratroopers. The viewer is taken through every stage of a jump including folding the chute at the beginning.



war, affection, army, football, jumping, military, parachute, paratrooper, recruit [soldier], rigor, training