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    Tank rides for civilians.

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    Canadian tank Corps sports shorts - spectators enjoy the thrill of a ride in a tank. Location of events unknown.

    Tank rides for civilians featured at Canadian Tank Corps Sports Festival. Shot of a bunch of Canadian soldiers; also a few children; hanging out; a banner stretching across says Have a Tank Ride (back to front). Line of people waiting to do just that -- women; kids; men including some soldiers -- from other non-tank divisions perhaps. Tank is stopping by the line. Some women bend over and duck into the low door of tank. Shot of tank rolling along with woman standing up looking out. Same; with soldier sitting on back.

    Weapons; vehicles; armoured; home front. Military; recreation.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:03:00 / 01:35:38:00
    ON 127 K

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  1. Unknown user says

    The location is explained in the first few frames as Wool, in Dorset, the nearest settlement to Bovington Camp. Canadians trained on tanks there, but did not see action in France, since the War ended before their training was complete.

    The tanks are British Mark V.

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