Do they still do them or is it all Computer Based Training and distance learning packages now? I remember sleeping through dozens of Army Kinematograph Service or Crown Film Unit training films. They were usually delivered in a remote training area to a hut full of hungry, dirty, damp and steaming and thoroughly pissed off soldiery who had not slept at all during the previous 72 hours. The films nearly all seemed to have been made sometime during the National Service era, the theory probably being that they had cost £20 to produce and that the army was jolly well going to get full value for money out of them. The military participants were usually painfully underfed specimens with missing teeth and teddy boy haircuts. They were often wearing BD or OG combats and turtle shell steel helmets. The vehicles were up-to-date-in-the-50s shiny green Austin Champs, Bedford RLs and Centurion MBTs. I think that many of them were filmed in b&w or in the sort of colour that makes you think that they were in b&w and all seemed to be narrated by people with Mr Chomondeley-Warner voices, or else Patrick bloody Allen. It was sometimes difficult to follow the narrative (even on the few occasions when you weren't slumped at the back, snoring loudly) because the soundtrack popped, crackled and jumped like a bowl of spastic Rice Krispies. The laughter and ribald comments from the assembled audience also disguised much of what was being said. The more serious the subject, the more threatening the tympani beat playing on the background soundtrack. They covered all known military subjects, from battlefield comms, cam and concealment, to field hygiene or venereal disease. The only title I remember is, "Protect and Survive" which covered NBC (CBRN) during which Mr Cholmondeley-Warner informed us that we would remain fit to fight so long as we remembered to fall to the ground, roll ourselves into a ball, stick our fingers in our ears and screw our eyes tight shut when the Soviets unleashed nuclear armageddon. The kind of advice that only a very junior officer could take seriously. Anyone else remember sleeping through these?