• Short Summary

    The School of Artillery puts on display for the public on Larkhill Day. Salisbury Plain.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Gunners' hands across the sea.

    Larkhill Day. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

    M/S crowds going through entrance to Larkhill. C/U looking down the barrel of an American 105 mm Howitzer gun. C/U American soldier showing English cadet the gun. M/S crowds gathered for the demonstration. Various shots as Borfors fire, L/S hitting target of two tanks. C/U American soldier looking through binoculars. M/S convoy of U.S. 105 mm Howitzers driving onto demonstration ground. C/U small boy with fingers in his ears. Various shots of the 105s firing at random. L/S as the shells explode in the distance.

    L/S as Abbots gun (self propelled gun) prepares to fire. Various shots as it fires and shells explode. C/U U.S. Army officers watching. L/S Corporal missile driving past the crowds. L/S the driver of the transporter walking behind steering by remote control. M/S officers watching. M/S "Honest John" missile on launcher ready for firing. C/U cadet John Stoner pressing the button to fire the missile. M/S as the missile fires, pan as it disappears.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:28:00 / 01:36:38:00

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