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  • Short Summary

    War-themed cartoon from 1916 - John Bull uses mad tank in warfare; Germans worried!

  • Description

    'What Next?' - war cartoon from 1916.

    Animation with British V German theme.

    A chunky British man (actually looks like John Bull) is seen preparing a strange tank / armoured vehicle for battle - he cranks it up with a handle. A German soldier watching from a trench, beside 'German cooking range' looks shocked and his helmet flies off his head.

    John Bull injects some sparks into the tank which then comes to life. It opens its eyes, grins and flaps some funny wing-like attachments on the side of its head. We then see the tank trundling towards a building. It blasts the chimney off, cuts off some tree branches with some scissors and blasts holes in the walls of the building. It then storms through it and out the other side.

    The German goes running off up a winding lane to the 'Idea Foundry'.

    G 399 B.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1856.44
    Media URN:
    71595
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:20:00 / 01:58:38:00
    Canister:
    ON 030 H

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