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  • Short Summary

    Large tank gun is put through its paces - demolishes and barn and fires in the air.

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle reads: "The League of Nations pushes on for perpetual peace. Meanwhile, our American cousins - possibly with the same object - push on with little things like this - "

    A new American "Tank Gun" is demonstrated. It demolishes a barn by driving through it, clears a way through trees and undergrowth and fires into the air. A title states that it has a Centrifugal gun which fires 12,000 shots a minute without using explosives. Another title reads: "Its only a new 'Tank Gun' that Uncle Sam (with one eye on Mexico) believes a few thousand will ensure peace - perfect peace." C/U of parts of the gun and explanations in titles of how it works. Pellets are loaded into the firing mechanism - good C/Us. Gunshot damage to a wall is inspected.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    758.17
    Media URN:
    35326
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:57:00 / 01:44:32:00
    Canister:
    EP 016

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