• Short Summary

    General de Gaulle visits tank factory in the Midlands, and American amphibian tanks are tested.

  • Description

    Item title reads - General de Gaulle and the tanks.

    General Charles de Gaulle salutes as he walks along past members of the Home Guard at a tank factory in the Midlands. Various shots as he meets people who work there, then climbs into one of the tanks. Another drives through. Various shots as de Gaulle makes a speech to the workers inside the factory.

    Various shots as new Roeblin amphibian tanks from America are tested in the Gulf of Mexico. Various shots as they make their way over rough terrain and scrubland then splash into the river. Various shots as they head for the open sea. Various shots as the tanks emerge onto the shore.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1131.23
    Media URN:
    39363
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:38:00 / 01:27:17:00
    Canister:
    41/86

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