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  • Description

    Newark, Delaware, United States of America.

    New Patton 48 tank drives around parade ground (under titles)

    GV Official stand decorated with bunting.

    GV. Mrs. Patton (wife of late General George S Patton) with dignitaries in official stand. SV. Mrs. Patton speaking to dignitaries.

    Rank of tanks lined up in front of stand.

    SV. Mrs. Patton christening tank, with a bottle of champagne.

    The 49 tonne Patton 48 tank goes through its paces on the display ground. It drives over a wide ditch. The tank goes over a track designed to test its suspension on bumpy ground. CU wheels in tracks as the tank moves along. The tank drives through a pool full of water, the stand is in the background. The tank drives backwards through a wooden shack - the building is completely demolished.

    (Orig. F.G.) (Orig."J")

    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    27080
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    16.37
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:36:00 / 01:40:24:00
    Canister:
    52/56
    Sort Number:
    52/056
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration Science & Technology War & Revolution
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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