• Short Summary

    New American tank christened by General Patton's widow. Put through its paces on a track.

  • Description

    Newark, Delaware, United States of America.

    New Patton 48 tank drives around parade ground (under titles)

    GV Official stand decorated with bunting.

    GV. Mrs. Patton (wife of late General George S Patton) with dignitaries in official stand. SV. Mrs. Patton speaking to dignitaries.

    Rank of tanks lined up in front of stand.

    SV. Mrs. Patton christening tank, with a bottle of champagne.

    The 49 tonne Patton 48 tank goes through its paces on the display ground. It drives over a wide ditch. The tank goes over a track designed to test its suspension on bumpy ground. CU wheels in tracks as the tank moves along. The tank drives through a pool full of water, the stand is in the background. The tank drives backwards through a wooden shack - the building is completely demolished.

    (Orig. F.G.) (Orig."J")

    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    16.37
    Media URN:
    27080
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:36:00 / 01:40:24:00
    Canister:
    52/56

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