This two-reel slice of "preparedness" propaganda was coincidentally released the same week as America's entry into WWI. Most of the footage was devoted to American soldiers training with wooden weapons and ersatz uniforms. These are juxtaposed with images of the various armies already engaged in the European conflict. The argument seemed to be that America would have to get itself in gear in a real hurry, to offer any sort of opposition to the Kaiser and his cronies. Where no existing newsreel footage was available, Our Fighting Forces fell back on such devices as animated charts and graphs.
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