• Short Summary

    New tank and river crossing device in use by American army.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Innovations for U.S. Army".

    United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of American army engineers erecting a steel pylon on the bank of a river. L/S of a truck being taken across the river on a cable strung between two pylons , a group of soldiers sit in back. Point of view shot from the moving truck as it crosses the river. M/S of the truck arriving on the opposite bank.

    Various shots of a new American army vehicle travelling at speed across rough country, it is similar to a tank except in place of caterpillar tracks there are eight independently sprung large wheels. The narrator refers to it as "the trackless tank".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1115.02
    Media URN:
    38827
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:47:00 / 01:02:43:00
    Canister:
    41/39

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