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Description: A jeep, with small trailer, travels through a French village; from a winch on the back, telephone lines are paid out. A despatch rider drives past. A linesman gives instructions by signalling with his hands; another linesman goes up a ladder to fix cable to a telegraph pole (two takes - on print, he loses his beret!). two linesmen hammer a metal strike, near the roadside. Film of a village road sequence, with shots of telegraph poles - two trucks drive past; shots of lines, cables winch by roadside; a French farmer walks by, with a hoe over his shoulder.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Mackinnon (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: communications, British military - message: despatch rider (object name)
communications, British military - wire (object name)
engineering, military, British: laying of field telegraph (object name)
Normandy, France (geography)