• Short Summary

    Trainees try new weapons in Kent & President Truman inspects new American weapons.

  • Description

    TRAINEES TRY OUT NEW WEAPON IN ENGLISH SMALL ARMS SCHOOL

    Hythe, Kent.
    SV. Angle shot, Sten gun squad preparing to advance. CU. Instructor giving order. MV. Towards, Sten gun squad advancing. SV. Back view, Sten gun squad advancing. SV. Sten gunner taking up position and firing. CU. Sten gun firing. SV. Angle shot trainees watching demonstration. CU. Flame thrower tank, pan up to flame thrower gun. MV. New portable flame thrower in operation. SV. Back view, flame throwers in operation. CU. Nozzle of flame thrower shooting out flame. SV. New 3.5 inch rocket launcher being loaded. CU. Rockets being loaded into launcher. CU. Electrical contact being made. LV. Target tank. SCU. Sergeant taking aim through launcher sight. CU. Trigger being pressed. SV. Rocket leaving launcher. MB. Rocket exploding on tank. SV. Rocket launcher firing. MV. Rocket bursting on tank which starts to explode. LV. Rockets being launched.

    (Orig.Neg. & F.G.) (Orig.D.)

    TRUMAN SEES NEW U.S. WEAPONS

    Aberdeen, Maryland, United States of America (USA).
    LV. American President Harry Truman inspecting small arms as band plays in foreground. Huge rocket in background. SV. Towards, President Truman looking at small arms. MV. Towards, new T - 4I tank, named after the late General Walton Walker, ploughing through water pool, & SV. SCU. President Truman manoeuvring tank by using remote control. MV. Tank climbing out of pool. MV. New guns being fired, & SV. SV. President Truman and army officers holding ears. MV. Guns firing, & SV. LV. Rocket.

    (Orig.Neg. & F.G.) (Orig.D.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1439.31
    Media URN:
    46956
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:29:00 / 01:45:45:00
    Canister:
    51/17

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