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Title:ROYAL ENGINEERS MINE LIFTING AND FOWLER ANTI-MINE ROLLERS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 253/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Three methods of mine detection demonstrated by Royal Engineers of the 23rd Armoured Brigade, east of El Alamein.
Description: Engineers lay out white guiding tapes to mark the area to be swept. Sappers sweep for mines with detectors. They lift detected mines. Another method of detection is shown using bayonets. A German Tellermine is located and defused. The sappers are spotted by the enemy and a smoke screen is laid to cover their work. An experimental method of detection is the fitting of Fowler Rollers to a Matilda tank. The rollers lower to the ground and explode the mines as they pass over them.