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    American tank manoeuvres, part of mock battle.

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    United States of America, U.S.A.

    Title: "IF YOU WANT PEACE - prepare for war! Spectacular tests of U. S. Tanks in gigantic mimic battle".

    World War One tanks advance at night, firing guns. U.S.A. manoeuvres filmed after war but looks a bit like WW1.

    L/S of a tank driving over rough terrain, some thing explodes in front of the tank throwing a column of earth into the air. M/S of the tank as the explosion occurs. Various shots of two tanks driving through a cloud of smoke. L/S of a row of tanks driving through a thick cloud of smoke, the tanks fire their guns, the screen has been cropped into an oval shape. More shots of tanks coming through the cloud of smoke.

    Intertitle: "During night operations, shells from monster Tanks pierce the darkness".

    Night shot of flares on the 'battle field', illuminating clouds of smoke. Night shot of a tank, illuminated by a flare, driving past and firing its gun. Various night shots of tanks coming through the smoke by the light of flares.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:02:11:00
    G 1144

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  1. Tankmanc says

    Film features U.S. tanks M1917 (aka Six Ton Tank) and the much larger "Liberty." Both designed during WWI but neither type manufactured in time to see action. Still in service at the time the film was made.

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