• Short Summary

    Mass formation of Churchill tanks moves across fields during tests.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CHURCHILLS UNLIMITED".

    Somewhere in Britain.

    Various shots of a mass formation of Churchill tanks moving across fields during tests.

    Note: could be Salisbury Plain.

    Amendment Apri 2011:
    The date this footage was taken was 13 Aug 1942 and the location was Longslade Bottom and Wilverley Plain near Brockenhurst in the New Forest. The units involved were 43 RTR, 144 RAC & 148 RAC all part of the 33rd Army Tank Brigade attached to the 3rd Infantry Division. The manoeuvres are noted in the relevant war diaries and two sets of photos are held by the IWM. (Thank you to Mr. Richard Reeves for writing in)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1338.13
    Media URN:
    44176
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:46:00 / 01:17:39:00
    Canister:
    42/77

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