This is Not a Simpsons Parody

Fort SlocumNew Rochelle history buffs will love this old U.S. Army film describing activities at Fort Slocum on Davids Island.

In substance, the film is a fascinating portrait of a facility that was a big part of our city’s life.  Stylistically, though, it’s very much a relic of its time, with swelling music and cheesy voice-overs that play almost like a Simpsons parody.Big Picture

Ya gotta love the spinning globe complete with orbiting rocket ship, plus lines like this: “the inner man is served with generous portions of hearty Army chow!”

Anyhow, both fun and informative.  So check it out.