Improvements in the army include new tanks, tractors and better rations. Blue tinted.
Item title reads - Getting ready for the great manoeuvres. Tanks - greatly improved and much speedier than those used in Great War - go into action. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
L/S as tanks proceed along the plain in a line, they pass the camera.
Intertitle - 'Tractors - have almost eliminated the horse.'
M/S as the big tractors drive past the camera pulling gun carriages.
Intertitle - 'Cooking and rations - are the best yet - and "the (appetite) of the army of today is all right!"'
M/S of men stoking up a fire under a small covered hill. M/S of them ladling food out of big cans. M/S of soldiers lined up next to a table where food is being put out in big pots.
Note: this item is blue tinted, there is a black and white version with the same title and footage minus the intertitles on *PM0414*.