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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: First of three similar films on the work of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), here working on tanks at 8th Armoured Brigade workshops near Sirte, Libya.
Description: A Grant tank is hauled onto a transporter. Corporal Roberts, a married man with five children, is in charge. He is a driver mechanic from Tottenham, London. The transporter with tank on board is driven to the workshop office. A red, blue and yellow REME flag. An engineer lowers an engine from a hoist into position in the chassis. Fitters at work on the engine of a staff car. Removing a 15-inch brake drum from a Crusader tank. Various shots showing the removal of an engine from a Grant tank. A new engine is fitted into the tank. Staff Sergeant Musking from Stoke on Trent (a fitter in civilian life) working. The Grant tank on trial over rough ground. The tank crew.