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Summary: Three short instructional films describing RN smoke producing equipment, circa 1918.
Description: I. Smoke Floats 'F' Type. Close-up of smoke float. Preparation for use - instructor indicates the relevant components, using a large hand-held cardboard arrow. Operation of the buoyancy chamber explained. Means of ignition. Trawler (practice boat) underway with smoke float operating on the quarterdeck - smoke gradually obscures the vessel. Long shot of smoke screen. II. Close-up from alongside the quarterdeck of the Mersey type trawler Daniel Fearall - 'A' Type smoke apparatus is in operation. III. Submarine recognition. Medium shots of submarine C.23 running on the surface. IV. Smoke Apparatus 'A' Type. Instructor goes through a dry run with the apparatus. V. Smoke Apparatus 'E' Type. Close-ups of apparatus. Method of operation explained. VI. Miscellaneous titles (without film) relating to 'F' Type Smoke Floats (sequence I), and submarine recognition (sequence III).
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Engholm, F W (Production company)
Engholm, F W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, C23 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Daniel Fearall (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - submarine: C23 (object name)
ships, British naval - STR: Daniel Fearall (object name)
weapons, British naval - CBW: F Type smoke float (object name)
weapons, British naval - CBW: A Type smoke apparatus (object name)
weapons, British naval - CBW: E Type smoke apparatus (object name)
weapons, British naval - CBW: smokescreen (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 961 ft; Running time: 16 mins
Notes: Summary: the reel contains a number of titles without relevant film material, and some of the titles are placed in the wrong sequence, eg titles 10 and 11, sequence I, relate to 'A' Type Smoke Apparatus. The untitled sequence II should logically form a conclusion to title sequence IV