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Strictly On Your Own (1971)

Don Stokes

Sound | 1971

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  •  We meet Susie Smalltown as she enlists in the Marines 
  •  Susie Smalltown goes to basic training 
  •  Female Marines and social graces 
  •  You have to be able to stand or fall, strictly on your own 
  •  The women orient themselves to boot camp - bunks, language, and haircuts 
  •  “All of sudden, you’re one of a group.”  
  •  What happens if a recruit can’t “hack it”? 
  •  The women reach the end of their training, now the Senior Platoon 
  •  The women take their evaluations and finish training, the ceremonies a day of pride for them 
  •  A female Marine reflects on her time in training, on all of the changes she has been through 
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