Private Snafu: Fighting Tools

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Private Snafu: Fighting Tools  (1943) 
by Robert Emerson Clampett
An American 1943 instruction film, designed to inform service personnel and improve troop morale. Private Snafu suffers the consequences of not keeping his equipment and weapons properly maintained.
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PRIVATE
SNAFU

FIGHTING
TOOLS

THE DAILY SENTINEL



BATTLE REPORTS PROVE U.S.
SOLDIER BEST ARMED IN WORLD


CAPTURE OF 40
SEATS IN HOUSE
HELD PROBABLE
PARTY VICTORY
AND LARGE VOTE
SEEN IN ILLINOIS
U.S. RIFLE PROVED DEADLY

OUR FIGHTING TOOLS UNBEATABLE
IF GIVEN THE PROPER CARE

JAP CRUISER IS BLOWN UP
ADOLPH HITLER
COMMITS SUICIDE

U.S. RIFLE PROVEN DEADLY



OUR FIGHTING TOOLS UNBEATABLE
IF GIVEN THE PROPER CARE

♪ O-o-o-o-oh—
I'll be the war's greatest hero,
With these guns I have nothing to fear-o!
My guns are the best,
They can meet any test,
Oh, I'll be the war's greatest hero! ♪

♪ O-o-o-o-oh—
I'm the world's best damn fightin' machine-o,
Them Nazis will learn what I mean-o!
My wonderful guns
Will murder them bums,
And I'll bury them in the latrine-o! ♪

♪ (scat) ♪

Stick 'm up or I'll blow your brains out!

Ach! Vhat a rrifle! Kamerad!

♪ Hmmm—
That rrifle looks just a bit gooey,
If you think I am scared you're plumb screwy.
Go on, fire away, buck,
Your damn gun's full of muck,
Where nothing comes out but just hooey! ♪

♪ O-o-o-o-oh—
Ach! vhat a gun, I'm defeated,
Such a gun just can't be beated! ♪

Tsk tsk tsk—

♪ That gun vas neglected,
No vater connected,
No vonder it got overheated! ♪

Now, in the German Army, mein lieber Herr, our veapons vork fine, 'cause ve give them grreat care.

Yeep—

♪ O-o-o-o-oh—
Ach! Now I'm sunk, I am tanking— ♪

♪ Oh, you're perfectly safe, I am thinking.
It's musty and dusty,
And mighty damn rusty.
Conditions inside are just stinking! ♪

Really they are.

What a dummkopf! What a clown!

Just the kind of boob who lets his battery run down!

♪ So-o-o-o-oh— ♪

Prison Kamp

♪ Like all careless gents,
He vinds up behind fence!
Snafu is the war's greatest——zero! ♪

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).