• Short Summary

    Exercise 'Surprise Packet' features lots tanks and soldiers in Wiltshire.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Army's Biggest Manoeuvres".

    Amesbury, Wiltshire. Exercise 'Surprise Packet' features lots tanks and soldiers.

    LV Centurion tanks crossing fields. SV Tank passing from field to road. MV Infantry sections moving up. SV Back view infantry sections moving up. SV GOC 1st Corps Southland General Dudley Ward waiting outside caravan. SV Dudley Ward salutes before entering helicopter. LV Helicopter in front of HQ. SV Helicopter taking off. Aerial Tank formations crossing fields. (2 shots). SV Tanks moving into fields. (2 shots). MV Camouflaged site. CU Field Marshal Viscount Bernard Montgomery studying map. MV Bailey Bridge being built across Avon-Kennet canal. CU Judge pointing with walking stick. CU Fire cracker exploding on bridge site. SV Interior - HQ Post. CU Message being passed over. MV Gun firing. CU Infantry soldier waiting in hedge. MV Guns firing. CU Infantry soldier waiting in hedge. MV Guns firing. SV Back view bren gunner engaging aircraft. SV Gun firing. LV Plane diving Pan down to ground. MV Bogged Comet tank. SV Centurion tank towing pan to Comet tank. SV Bogged Comet tank moving. MV Back view tank slithering down ditch on side of road. SV Bren gunner engaging aircraft. MV Aircraft flying over. SV Flare burning in field. SV Infantry emerging from hedges. LV Troops running across open country. SV Judges looking at papers. SV Prisoners being searched. SV Another prisoner combing up. SV Soldiers by roadside engaging tank with rifles. LV Towards and pan Aircraft zooming over road.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:28:00 / 01:17:26:00

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