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Summary: British Army training film detailing the rigorous physical training techniques used in the Middle East School of Physical Training, with an introduction by General Alexander stressing the need for troops to be "fighting fit and fit to fight".
Description: The film opens with an introduction to camera by General Alexander stressing the importance of the physical fitness of the Army. The instructors of the Middle East School of Physical Training then demonstrate in desert terrain the various training exercises used to improve the fitness of the troops, log exercises, stick exercises, ball games, tug-of-war, climbing a 12 ft wall, running through dug-outs, horizontal pole exercises, unarmed combat training and the technique for dropping safely from a fast moving truck. This training designed to produce the "soldier athlete of the New Army". The training culminates with a final exercise against live ammunition, at the end of which, "they have completed the most strenuous and gruelling course in the history of military training". The commentary concludes with "What they can do, you can do, it's your duty to do. For in Tough Tactics lies the key to speedy victory. To the day when Hitler's hordes will reel, stagger and crack under the hammer blows of Britain's New Army - the toughest army in the world!"