Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 35

Combat Training

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 06, 2000 on The History Channel
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Combat Training
Sign up at the ultimate survival school, where soldiers learn to kill or be killed, and learn how 21st-century warriors are training today for the battlefields of tomorrow. We follow combat training throughout history, reviewing survival skills and psychological tools--from ancient Rome to World Wars One and Two--and learn how modern training is enhanced by advanced technology and computer simulation.moreless
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    • TRIVIA (5)

      • A perfect score on the Army Physical Fitness Test for a young male recruit would be 78 sit-ups in two minutes, 71 push-ups in two minutes and a 13 minute two mile run.

      • Of the 600,000 troops that died during the Civil War, only about 200,000 were killed in combat. The rest died of disease and dysentery.

      • Begining om the 17th century, the sharpness of a samurai sword was occasionally tested on human subjects. The blade was measured by how easily it cut through the body of condemned prisoners.

      • The word "gladiator" comes from the Latin term "gladius," meaning "sword."

      • Goof: The Romans never fought in the Phalanx formation. That was the Greeks.

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      • Col. Craig Huddleston
        C.O. Marine Recruit Training Regiment

        Staff Sgt. Darrin Wynn
        Drill Instructor, U.S. Marine Corps

        Dr. Richard W. Stewart
        U.S. Army Center of Military History

        Sgt. Scott Scheidt
        Nuclear & Chemical Instructor, U.S. Marine Corps

        Earl G. Skeens Jr
        Professor of History, Ferrum College, Virginia

        Alison Futrell, PhD
        Author, "Blood in the Arena"

        John Clements
        Dir. Historical Armed Combat Association

        Tom Muzila
        Martial Arts Expert, Former Green Beret

        Dr. Robert K. Wright, Jr
        U.S. Army Center of Military History

        David Cole
        U.S. Army Center of Military History

        Ted Ballard
        U.S. Army Center of Military History

        Brigadier General John S. Brown
        U.S. Army

        Capt. Brent Ruth
        Asst. Operations Officer, U.S. Marine Corps

        Staff Sgt. Terry Harrelson
        Field Instructor, U.S. Marine Corps

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Mark Mohr
        Producer: Mark Mohr
        Associate Producer: Robert Ziel
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Editor: Avi Fisher
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Linda K. Clark
        Post Producer: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Charlotte Carpenter
        Clearance Coordinator: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Barry Hill
        Researcher: Anthony Lacques
        Researcher: Gloria Morris
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
        Camera: Rob Amato
        Camera: Raul Casares
        Camera: Vladen Mijailovic
        Camera: Anatol Polillo
        Field Audio: William Kaplan
        Field Audio: Rick Klune
        Field Audio: Jon Packer
        Field Audio: J.R. Rodriguez
        Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
        Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
        Post Production Assistant: Brian Volk
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Production Coordinator: Kathy Exner
        Production Assistant: Maryalice R. Aragon
        Production Assistant: Suni Nivens

        Special Thanks:
        Camp Pendleton
        Maj. K.M. Granfield
        LT. Perry Haralson
        Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
        U.S. Army, Center of Military History
        U.S. Marine Corps

        Supervising Producer: Beth Dietrich
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday

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