Here is a very rare home video shot in 1941 of an enlisted man and his family, perhaps before he was shipped out.
The first four minutes show the Army Infantry Replacement Training Center at Camp Wolters in Mineral Wells as well as some great footage of the Baker Hotel.
Then the location changes to Hot Springs Arkansas. Does that big white hotel look familiar? It is The Arlington, the hotel that architect Wyatt C. Hedrick used as a model for his design of the Baker Hotel. It’s incredible to see both in the same video.
The scenes that follow are most likely from Little Rock and Camp Robinson in Arkansas.