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Title:CANADIAN TIMBER MEN AT WORK IN SOUTHERN HOLLAND [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 200-2
Summary: Timber for 'corduroy' road construction work in 8th Crops' sector of 2nd Army's front is provided by No 30 Company Canadian Forestry Corps.
Description: Two CMP 2-ton lorries, one from the forestry unit carrying timber, negotiate a mud track in a forest near Deurne. Lumberjacks fell young trees with axes and saws and chop tree trunks in two. A CMP lorry deposits newly- felled logs at the company's sawmill; lumbermen sort the logs out and feed them individually into a belt-driven circular saw which splits the timber down the middle. The logs are then stacked nearby for despatch front-line road matiers. A US-manufactured Reo 29XS 7 ton tractor and its semi-trailer loaded with timber gets bogged down leaving the sawmill and is helped clear by a bulldozer. Lumbermen feed logs into the saw and clear away sawdust. A second Reo tractor with a trailer arrives at the sawmill and is loaded up with split logs. Another CMP lorry-load of timber is off-loaded and rolled down to the sawmill. The cameraman studies lumbermen at work, the circular saw in action and the resident strongman humping logs onto another semi-trailer.
Notes: Summary: See with A70 193-3, which features the construction of a corduroy road near Venraij, and with A70 182-1, 2 and 12 for footage showing traffic coping with the de Pell region's poor quality road network. CMP - Canadian Military Pattern (lorry), the designation given to all military trucks and lorries manufactured by General Motors (Chevrolet) and Ford in Canada under British War Office auspices.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 193-3.