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CHAPPERTON DOWN ARTILLERY SCHOOL [Main]

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Title: CHAPPERTON DOWN ARTILLERY SCHOOL [Main] Film Number: IWM 108
Summary: Demonstration firings of 6-inch, 8-inch and 9.2-inch howitzers with the new Type 106 fuse at Chapperton Down near Aldershot, spring 1916. Date: 1916
Description: Taken at the school on 9 March 1916, this film shows in detail the firing procedures for the 6-inch 26cwt howitzer, the 8-inch Mk VI howitzer and the 9.2-inch Mk I howitzer with the new Type 106 graze fuse (not shown). It shows the effects of the fall of shot, giving the distance and line of camera to the point of impact with the direction of wind for each firing. In each case the result is a surface burst. Running Time: Footage: 686 ft; Running time: 11 mins
Production Company, Cast and Credits: War Office
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Production Country: GB
Access Conditions: IWM Technical Details: Colour: B&W
Sound: Silent
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Film Format: 35mm
IWM related items: N/A Notes: Production: probably an internal Army training film made for the War Office rather than any part of the official propaganda film programme.
   
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