• Short Summary

    British soldiers, filmed at Britain's Supply Ministry Clothing and Stores Experimental Establishment, Farnborough, Hampshire, November 17, go through an assault course designed to test their clothing.

  • Description

    1.
    S.V. SOLDIER MARCHING ON ROLLER WEARING TESTING EQUIPMENT.
    6 ft

    2.
    C.U. SOLDIERS BOOTS PAN UP
    7 ft

    3.
    C.U. SOLDIER WEARING MASK PAN TO BOOTS
    10.5 ft

    4.
    BACK V. OF SOLDIER WITH EQUIPMENT PAN TO BOOTS
    6.5 ft

    5.
    S.V. THREE SOLDIERS SITTING DOWN IN CLIMATE CHAMBERS.
    7 ft

    6.
    S. BACK V. MEN SEATED.
    5 ft

    7.
    S. FRONT V. MEN SEATED.
    6.5 ft

    8.
    C.U. PAN MEN WITH ATTACHMENT WIRES ON HANDS
    6 ft

    9.
    L.V. MEN WALKING THROUGH MUD.
    6 ft

    10.
    C.U. DITTO.
    4 ft

    11.
    L.V. DITTO.
    5.5 ft

    12.
    C.U. SOLDIERS WALKING OVER STONES.
    4 ft

    13.
    L.V. ASSAULT COURSE. MEN TOWARDS.
    6.5 ft

    14.
    S.V. TOWARDS MEN OVER FENCE. PAN GOING OVER WALL
    7.5 ft

    15.
    S.V. MEN TOWARDS OVER WALL. TOWARDS POLES
    11 ft

    16.
    C.U. MAN ALONG POLE.
    4 ft

    17.
    C.U. MAN UNDER WIRE.
    5 ft

    18.
    S.V. MEN UNDER WIRE
    6 ft

    19.
    L.V. MEN UP STEPS AND ALONG POLE.
    7 ft

    20.
    L.V. MAN DOWN STEPS
    9 ft

    21.
    S.V. MEN INTO WATER IN DITCH.
    7.5 ft

    22.
    BACK V. INTO DITCH.
    4 ft

    23.
    SIDE V. MAN FALLS INTO WATER.
    8 ft



    Initials D.C/CW J.H./R.L.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: British soldiers, filmed at Britain's Supply Ministry Clothing and Stores Experimental Establishment, Farnborough, Hampshire, November 17, go through an assault course designed to test their clothing.

    The course is designed to put combat clothing through every conceivable test.

    Mud, water, fences, walls form an obstacle course that is a test of the man, let alone the clothes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8NNFGR2LAF5HG0JGUEPA1MPBX
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NNFGR2LAF5HG0JGUEPA1MPBX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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