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At the Trigger

August 20, 2013

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Gunnery training was many ways like an early form of video games. It included using a movie (seen being loaded in the previous photo) so that gunners could then use practice guns to “shoot” at virtual “targets.”

Here a WAVE training in gunnery instruction is at the trigger of a gun known as a “jamhandy.”

The photo comes from the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.

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