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Other titles:AMATEUR FILM BY MAJOR ALBERT ERIC TITLEY [Alternative Title]
Summary: Amateur film with intertitles, filmed by Major Albert Eric Titley while serving with his local Home Guard unit in Wiltshire during the Second World War.
Description: FOUGASSE: A practical demonstration of how to make a flame fougasse, an improvised mine constructed by making a hollow in the ground and filling it with explosives and projectiles. Soldiers digging trench and laying pipe upright in hole. Explosives are then loaded into the pipe. A quantity of fuel is poured around the area and ignited, resulting in a substantial explosion.
HEDGE HOPPER: A variant of a flame fougasse known as the hedge hopper is demonstrated in the grounds of a large country property (possibly of 18th century origin).
DEMIGASSE: A simpler version of a flame fougasse, the demigasse is demonstrated.
HARVEY FLAMETHROWER: Intended for static defence, the Harvey flamethrower a contraption featuring a cylinder mounted on wheels with a length of hose attached to the cylinder, is demonstrated with spectacular results.
HOME GUARD FLAMETHROWER: A small semi-mobile flame trap, the Home Guard flamethrower is ably demonstrated.
MOBILE FLAMETHROWER: Using flamethrowers fitted to Bren carriers, the Home Guard unit demonstrates very effectively a number of mobile flamethrowers.
Alternative Title:AMATEUR FILM BY MAJOR ALBERT ERIC TITLEY [Alternative Title]