• Short Summary

    Officers and soldiers practice manoeuvres on large map with models moved by magnets.

  • Description

    Model battlefield. Part of issue VIEWS OF VARIETY.

    Unsure of location of events - could be Salisbury, Wiltshire.

    Soldiers and officers of British Army use folding canvas map. The map is stretched out like a table and models of tanks, jeeps and men are moved about it to simulate manoeuvres. Men squatting beneath the map move the models with magnets. The map can be used for artillery practice - another man underneath the map uses device to create tiny columns of smoke to simulate a shell explosions. Looks more fun than of any practical use!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1220.21
    Media URN:
    41681
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:18:00 / 01:34:23:00
    Canister:
    NSP 21

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