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Title:TANKS MEDIUM A, MARK V AND MARK V STAR [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1200
Summary: Tank Corps exercises, probably at Bovington Camp in Dorset, 1918.
Description: The training ground is flat with deliberately constructed obstacles. A Medium A Whippet drives repeatedly through shallow flooded holes. A Mark V Hermaphrodite spins on its own axis. A stripped-down tank is repaired. A Whippet races a Mark V Male, others of both types joining in. All the tanks circle, showing that some of the Mark Vs are Hermaphrodite. A line of Mark Vs, including two recovery tanks, waits under tarpaulin. Two Whippets are joy-ridden. Mark V Stars set out for the training area. A line of Whippets is driven in to the parking area and hosed down. More Mark Vs covered with tarpaulin. Whippets and Mark Vs continue to practise - one Mark V is a Command Tank with semaphore arms.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Tank Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Tank Medium A Whippet (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Mark V (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Mark V Hermaphrodite (object name)
armour, British - funnies: Tank Mark V Recovery (object name)
operations, British military - maintenance (object name)
training, British military - specialist: tanks (object name)
GB, England & Bovington, Dorset <Bovington Camp> (geography)