• Short Summary

    Royal Engineers demonstration seen by Cento officers.

  • Description

    Gillingham, Kent.

    LV. Helicopter coming in to land. GV. As it lands, it sends up clouds of dust making the helicopter completely disappear. LV. Demolition party running onto bridge, & GV. GV. Officers watching. SV. Cento officers. GV. Covering party alighting from transporters. GV. Explosions. GV. Demolition party runs from the bridge just before it explodes. LV. Officers watching. GV. Helicopter laying mines. GV. An Austin mini-moke with two men in it goes down a steep hill. GV. Single span bridge being laid alongside the demolished one. GV. Officers watching. GV. The bridge transporter goes over its own bridge. It reaches the other side and a land mine explodes under it. LV. Officers. GV. Another bridge, the "Ark", spanning the gorge. LV. Pan as a tank crosses the Ark, it wobbles dangerously. GV. Officers watching. LV. Engineers preparing assault raft. LV. Pan as part of the raft is launched. CU. Officer wearing hearing aid attachment. SV. He shows the small receiver of the loop induction set used to receive orders. LV. Pan as part of the raft is put onto it, & SV. CU. Officer signalling. LV. One ton lorry drives onto the raft. SV. Officers watching. LV. The raft pulls away from the banks across the river. GV. It crosses the river.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:32:00 / 01:59:14:00

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