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Title:THE WORLD'S GREATEST STORY - EPISODE 5 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 420-09+10
Summary: Thematic treatment of the use of tanks and tunnelling companies by the British on the Western Front, 1916-1918.
Description: (Reel 9) The episode starts with 'Justice'. The tank race and demonstration of a tank climbing over a cottage arranged for George V's visit to France in July 1917. Post-war tests of Mark V Star tanks. A recovery tank demonstrates trench-crossing on a narrow metal support. A Female Mark V crosses a river by a temporary bridge and a Male crosses by a pontoon ferry. Three Whippet medium tanks driving through French countryside and a Female Mark V carrying Infantry. The captured German A7V tank 'Hagen'. (Reel 10) A tunnelling company drives to a shaft, digs, sets its mine and detonates it. (This reel is tinted grey, yellow and red.) The episode ends with a trailer for next week's episode.