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  • Short Summary

    Tank demonstration by British Army on Dean Common, Camberley.

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    Full title reads: "Power and Speed. Dominion Premiers attend tanks' demonstration at Old Dean Common".

    Camberley, Surrey.

    Demonstration by British Army for prime ministers from Empire countries in UK for Imperial Conference.

    Various L/Ss of tanks driving over muddy common. M/S of tank coming to a halt, soldiers frantically rotate large gun on top of machine. M/S of tank passing, producing a sheet of white smoke from the back of it. M/S of more tanks passing camera, some fire guns. L/S of tank driving over wooden ramp. L/S of tank smashing through a brick wall, a crowd watches from distance.

    Panning shot follow tank with attachment driving through woodland towards river. Words - 'Experimental Bridging Establishment' - are written on attachment. Attachment unfolds over river to create temporary bridge. L/S tank and armoured car crossing bridge. L/S of soldiers floating a concertina frame across the river, a tank drives over it - acts like underwater bridge. More shots of tanks driving over common - some pull gun carriages.

    Cuts start about 01:37:53. M/Ss of crowds watching demo - mostly under umbrellas, no good shots of recognisable faces.

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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:
    01:35:26:00 / 01:41:28:00
    G 1346

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