• Short Summary

    War Minister John Profumo watches demonstration of new army vehicles and weapons.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Army Shows New Weapons".

    Chobham, Surrey.

    Various shots army bus from World War One ("Old Bill") driving past. C/U of group of dignitaries, including War Minister John Profumo. C/U three soldiers. Various shots of new types of tanks and army vehicles being driven past in the rain. Amongst them we see a Stalwart 5 ton load carrier and a Chieftain tank. Various shots jeep towing a "hoversled" stretcher (like a hovercraft). L/S old van passing with explosions coming out of back.

    Various shots soldiers demonstrating 12 mm Wombat antitank gun. Various L/S tank firing gun (105 mm self-propelled gun). C/U soldier walking through mud. M/S tank about to go over ditch. M/S dignitaries watching from platform. Tank (Centurion Ark) drives into ditch, top opens up to form a bridge that vehicles and infantry can drive over.

    Various shots of hovercraft stretcher being demonstrated: injured soldiers lies on cushion of compressed air, another soldier pushes it along using handles (like a wheelbarrow). C/U officers watching. M/S soldiers operating double hovercraft stretcher.

    Note: newspaper cutting and brochure for Royal Artillery 37 Guided Weapon Regiment on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:15:00 / 01:02:18:00

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