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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Training at the 54th Division Battle Training School at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. A competition in handling a 6 pounder anti-tank gun, an attack exercise and a river crossing exercise.
Description: 1 and 2 March. Number 7 Platoon beginning to haul the gun. The platoon on the return journey. Captain French, one of the instructors, seated on the gun barrel as a counterweight and shouting encouragement. Men leaping a wide ditch. An explosion caused by hand grenades. A 2-inch mortar firing bombs. Explosives fire on enemy positions. Assault boats being carried from the truck to the assembling point. Inflating the reconnaissance boat. Close-up of a foot operating the pump. The paddles being assembled. Launching the reconnaissance boat. Pulling away in the boat. A section entering the assault boat and paddling away. The assault boat in midstream amid explosions. The assault boat coming into view through the smoke. A man running with the reconnaissance boat on his back. A section assembling the assault boat. Boat struts being pushed into position. The assault boat being dismantled.