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Title:TRAINING WITH CHURCHILL CROCODILE FLAMETHROWING TANKS (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 11-2
Summary: Churchill Crocodile flame-throwing tanks are seen in action on a training ground in Eastwell Park, Ashford, in 141st Royal Armoured Corps' home-county, Kent.
Description: One such tank, called "Monty's Jalopy", has its four hundred gallon fuel trailer filled with FTF No 1, a glutinous petroleum flame mixture, from oildrums. The co-driver seated in the bows of the tank is seen pressing the flame-gun's trigger. A 'B' Squadron Crocodile demonstrates its cross-country ability when travelling over hilly woodland in the park. A troop of three Crocodiles goes through its paces, each tank firing quick, sixty-yard long bursts of flame which produce black oily smoke while moving at ten to fifteen miles per hour. The cameraman films from a Crocodile turret as flame shoots forward from its bow flame-projector, to send black smoke into his lens with the wind. Another drum of fuel mixture and nitrogen cylinders are collected for replenishing a Crocodile trailer. The camera studies the turret of a Churchill Crocodile and the 'Popeye' cartoons and names painted onto two 'B' Squadron tanks' radiator louvres.