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Title:TANKS MARK V DOUBLE STAR AND MEDIUM B [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1192
Summary: Tank trials at the Metropolitan Carriage and Wagon Company works at Wednesbury, Staffordshire, late 1918.
Description: (Reel 1) Among the observers are Major H Buddicom, Major W G Wilson, the designer Mr Ricardo and Lieutenant Shaw. The three cameramen at work occasionally appear on each other's film, which has been joined together rather than edited. The two tanks practise repeated movements on the testing ground. (Reel 2) They drive up and down steep slopes and through surface water. Occasionally they can be seen together in the same shot.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Buddicom, H (person)
Wilson, W G (person)
Ricardo, Harry Ralph (person)
Shaw (Lieutenant) (person)
Metropolitan Carriage and Wagon Company (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Tank Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: journalism and record, British - cameraman (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Mark V Double Star & [R and D] (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Medium B & [R and D] (object name)
Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, UK (geography)