The army carry out manoeuvres with smoke screens and tanks in the Battle of Quarley.
Item title reads - The Battle of Quarley terminates the "Great War of 1925" - a wonderful spectacle of modern warfare. Somewhere in Hampshire.
M/S of soldiers firing a big gun then getting up to reload it, smoke obscures vision.
Intertitle - 'military Attaches of all countries were keen critics.' M/S of soldiers standing talking over a map. M/S as the soldiers take the pieces of wood used for camouflage off a big gun and load it up. They get into position and fire it then replace the wood.
Intertitle - 'After laying "Doggo" for over 24 hours, Wessex tanks make dramatic attempt to hold up Mercia's advancing army.'
M/S as a tank breaks out of the woods into a field, another follows in the background. M/S as it drives down the road.
Intertitle - 'aeroplanes, smoke screens, tanks, all played their part - but it's "the infantry" that counts in the end.'
M/S of the smoke screen spreading over the field from canisters. L/S of the soldiers running across the field. The tanks move through the smoke screen, soldiers hide in the grass. M/S of them loading their guns and getting ready to fire, a tank drives by in the foreground. M/S as they run across the field, various shots as they move through the smoke screen.
Intertitle - 'after 3 days under war conditions "1925's Contemptibles" jauntily march and sing "Show me the way to go home!"' M/S as the soldiers march up the road with the band playing.
Note: there is an amber tinted version on *PM0422*.