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Title:FLAME THROWN OUT OF GAS EJECTOR (ledger title) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 424
Summary: I. Training exercises of a British assault on German trenches, covered by smoke shells. The equipment, tactics and terrain are consistent with the Flanders offensive, Western Front, 1917.
II. A lorry-mounted 13-pounder anti-aircraft gun fires out to sea. The crew wear gas masks. The firing finishes and the gun drives off. Possibly Western Front, 1916-1918.
III. A British demonstration of gas warfare on the Western Front, showing methods of releasing gas, techniques of placing gas cylinders in trenches, anti-gas drill and the correct way to wear the large box respirator, 1916. Includes a close-up of a bottle marked 'Chloropicrin', a vomiting agent and lachrymator (tear gas).
IV. A British soldier in a flame-proof suit demonstrates a portable flame-thrower, probably 1917.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: training, British military - combat: [+] (object name)
combat, British - artillery bombardment (object name)
equipment, British military - personal: gasmask (small box respirator) (object name)
weapons, British - gun [AA]: 13-pounder (object name)
weapons, British - CBW: gas (object name)
training, British military - weapons: gas (object name)
training, British military - specialist: anti-gas (object name)
society, British military - precautionary (object name)
equipment, British military - personal: gasmask (large box respirator) (object name)
training, British military - weapons: flamethrower (object name)
weapons, British - CBW: flamethrower (object name)
01/3(4-15).7 (?) (event)
Chemical Warfare (theme)