• Short Summary

    Soldiers walk back and forth in the mud to test army boots at Chatham.

  • Description

    Chatham, Kent.

    Various shots of 4 soldiers in uniform walking back and forth along a rocky path to test out army boots. This is one of the tests undertaken at the Ordnance Corps Test Centre. The poor men then walk up and down a muddy path. What a horrible job! Next we see them walking up and down in a trough of water.

    At night, we see the men testing rainproof wear and capes, walking about in heavy rain and past a wind machine. They are actually in 'the rain shed' but some shots could pass for outside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1247.21
    Media URN:
    34102
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:12:00 / 01:40:11:00
    Canister:
    NP 180

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