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Title:TANKS MEDIUM C HORNET AND PROTOTYPE 'LITTLE WILLIE' [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1191
Summary: Trials of the Medium C Hornet tank at the William Foster Works, Lincoln, autumn 1918.
Description: Two Hornets (one of them marked "Hornet") move in parallel over the testing grounds, with a third just behind. They climb slopes and drive through water-filled holes in speed and stability tests. In the background is the "Little Willie" prototype tank, clearly marked on its side as "Little Willie, built September 1916". Inside the workshops Hornets are being built (one of the interior shots is speeded up). Civilian observers continue to watch the trials. A goods train travels past on the embankment in the background; behind this embankment the three towers of Lincoln Cathedral can be briefly glimpsed.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: William Foster (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Tank Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Tank Medium C Hornet & [R and D] (object name)
armour, British - tank: Little Willie & [R and D] (object name)
industry, British - vehicles (object name)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 857 ft; Running time: 15 mins
Notes: Summary: the first "Little Willie" was in fact built in December 1915