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Summary: The use of an assault course for 'section in attack' exercises to teach the importance in the field of small-unit leadership and attention to detail by the individual soldier.
Description: A blackboard is used to explain the course and the leap-frogging pattern of the attack by rifle- and Bren-sections (with mortar section providing smoke-cover for final assault); a model section is then followed round the course, with the commentary drawing attention to the good points in their fieldcraft (use of cover, spacing of the section, care of weapons, coordination of action etc). The film closes with a recommendation that courses for practice of the type shown should be built in all Battalions.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: School of Infantry (Production sponsor)
Army Kinematograph Service (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: training, British military - combat (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 973 ft; Running time: 10 mins