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Title:SCORPION TANKS AT WORK AND INFANTRY IN SMOKESCREEN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 417/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Re-enacted scenes of Scorpion tanks at work near Banana Ridge. Infantry of the 12th Brigade, 4th Division advancing through a smokescreen.
Description: A Scorpion tank flailing its way across a minefield. A Hawkins type mine explodes. Close-up of flails beating the ground. The Scorpion moves off with a platoon of Royal West Kents following. The infantry disappear into clouds of dust raised by the flails. Infantry in the dust. The infantry advancing into a smokescreen. Heads of men appearing in the smoke as they advance through the smokescreen. An infantry officer confers with two Scorpion officers, pointing out the position of the minefield on a map. Close-up of three officers studying the map. The nearest officer retires, salutes and walks to his tank. Close-up of the officer disappearing into the turret and closing it behind him. A despatch rider arrives at the Battalion Headquarters of the Royal West Kents. Close-up of the man removing the handkerchief from his mouth. Close-up of three shaven heads. Headquarters personnel. A sergeant reads "The Union Jack" newspaper in the field.