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Title:DEMONSTRATION OF SCORPIONS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 394/3/5
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A Matilda tank with a flailing attachment for clearing a path through minefields (a Scorpion) is demonstrated in Tunisia.
Description: A Scorpion tank flailing its way through a demonstration minefield. It is soon hidden by dust. View of the Scorpion from the rear, only the top of the turret is visible in the dust cloud. A sapper lying down in the foreground waits for the Scorpion to pass into the minefield before he marks the lane with tape. The Scorpion flailing through the minefield. Sappers file in behind the Scorpion with Polish mine detectors to check that the lane is clear. They widen it and mark it with tape and lamps. Five Maryland medium bombers flying over on their way to enemy lines. Close-up of the flailing attachment starting up and a dust cloud forming.