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Title:BREN CARRIER TRAINING; ARMY FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT CAMERAMEN IN ACTION [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 341/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Men in training at the 54th Division Battle Training School at Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Description: 19 February. A section commander gives instructions to Bren carrier crews. The crews mount their carriers. A carrier going over an obstacle. Caterpillar tracks. A carrier and a jeep take an obstacle. The carrier gets stuck in a ditch. The carrier crew dig earth away from the front of the machine.
20 February. Bren carriers coming down the road on the way to the training ground. They take up positions in front of the section commander. A gunner firing a 2 inch mortar mounted on a carrier. A carrier at speed on the road. A carrier driver at the wheel. Carriers wait for the signal then move off. Two men under cover, one fires a Bren gun. They crawl forwards under fire. A thunderflash explosion occurs. The men crawl back to the carrier. A carrier in a concealed position. The crew mount, reverse and drive away. A section tries to attack an enemy pillbox. Sappers advance under cover of a railway embankment. They crawl up the embankment and take up firing positions. A Bren gun is set up on the embankment. Rifles are fired. A rifleman advances over the bank. A mortar section moves up.
22 February. Cameraman Gunner Wooton is seen filming Royal Engineers giving a demonstration in destroying a tree. Cameraman Lieutenant Evans is seen filming a demonstration of the detonation of fougasse. Lance-Bombardier Pearce is seen filming the fougasse demonstration and an explosion caused by amatol.