• Short Summary

    THE MILITARY ENGINEERING EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT AT CHRISTCHURCH IN BRITAIN WAS OPENED TO NEWSMEN TODAY (THURSDAY).THEY?

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    THE MILITARY ENGINEERING EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT AT CHRISTCHURCH IN BRITAIN WAS OPENED TO NEWSMEN TODAY (THURSDAY).THEY WERE ABLE TO SEE SOME RECENTLY SECRET EQUIPMENT.THE SECURITY CURTAIN HAS NOW BEEN LIFTED ON THEM.NEWSMEN ALSO SAW OTHER ADVANCES MADE BY THE ARMY ENGINEERS - AND THOUGH THEY ARE STILL CLASSIFIED, THEY DO NOT OUTWARDLY REVEAL THEIR SECRETS.

    ONE DEMONSTRATION SHOWED A TROOP CARRIER DRIVING OVER A TOUGH 'BALLOON' USED TO FILL UP CRATERS AND TRENCHES - JUST ONE OF THE MANY DEVICES ON SHOW THAT ARE DESIGNED TO SAVE TIME AND MAN-POWER.

    OTHER INFLATABLE CRAFT ARE USED TO FERRY VEHICLES ACROSS RIVERS.IN PRINCIPAL, THEY ARE SIMILAR TO THE FLOTATION COLLARS PUT AROUND AMERICAN SPACE CAPSULES AFTER SPLASH-DOWN.SPECIALLY-DESIGNED EQUIPMENT ATTACHED TO THEM ALLOWS POWERFUL OUTBOARD MOTORS TO DRIVE THEM ACROSS THE WATER.

    ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION WAS GIVEN BY A TRUCK LAYING A METAL TRACK.A THREE-TON VEHICLE, IT UNLOADS A WIDE LIGHT ALLOY TRACK FROM A SPOOL IN ADVANCE OF ITSELF.A DEMONSTRATION WAS ALSO GIVEN BY A GIANT VEHICLE WITH FRONT AND BACK WHEEL STEERING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC630SHQMKHSO70K6X1AE4CEVC
    Media URN:
    VLVAC630SHQMKHSO70K6X1AE4CEVC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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