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Title:HM THE KING'S VISIT TO THE TANK SCHOOL, WOOL, DORSET [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 356
Summary: George V's inspection of the Tank School at Bovington Camp in Dorset, 25th October 1918.
Description: A Mark V Star tank moves away down a slope, its guns firing. Along with two other tanks it advances against dummy trenches. A Medium A Whippet moves away with the coastline visible behind it. King George V stands in Field Marshal's uniform with two other officers beside the cab of the Whippet. The King climbs out of the left side hatch of a Mark V Star. The King on top of a Whippet. Another Whippet moves off showing the royal party behind it. The King inspects American soldiers on a training course at the school, accompanied by British and American officers. Among the officers is Colonel J F C Fuller. The King inspects a Lewis machine gun and other items set out on a table for him, and talks to the soldiers at the school, who wear the distinctive Tank Corps overalls and shoulder flash. The King walks down and past a line of the soldiers, who give three cheers.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Woods-Taylor, G (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George V, King (person)
Fuller, John Frederick Charles (person)
British Army, Tank Corps (regiment/service)
United States Army & American Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Tank Mark V Star (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Medium A Whippet (object name)
weapons, British - smallarm: Lewis machine gun (object name)
equipment, British military - personal: uniform (Tank Corps) (object name)
training, British military - specialist: tanks (object name)
delegations, British national - state (object name)
GB, England & Bovington, Dorset <Tank Training School> (geography)