For most of the 20th Century, the Marine Corps archived film footage of that recruit training along with Marines fighting in wars, including World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars and various public relations activities.
Starting at the first of the year, that film collection – 10,000 Marine Corps film – will be permanently transferred to the University of South Carolina, where it will be digitized, stored and made available for public viewing. The footage covers Marine Corps activities from 1918 through the 1970s.
You can read more about this effort in an article by Roddie Burris in The State web site at http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article114017928.html.
My thanks to newsletter reader Ernest Thode for telling me about this article.