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Title:HANDLING GAS CYLINDERS (ledger title) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 617
Summary: Jumbled film of men of the Royal Navy stacking gas cylinders and testing a caterpillar tractor, interspersed with a balloon in flight. All probably in Britain during the First World War.
Description: I. A massed pile of some hundreds of very long gas cylinders. More cylinders arrive by lorry and are rolled down onto the stack by men in uniform, either naval or munitions. II. A spherical balloon with basket (non-military type) rising against a dramatic sky (film disfigured). III. Men, again possibly naval, testing a commercial tractor with three driving tracks in triangular configuration by driving it up a spoil bank and over rough ground.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: supplies, British, storage [RA] - munitions: gas (object name)
aircraft, British - balloon: spherical balloon (object name)
transport, British naval - prime mover (object name)
transport, British military - prime mover (object name)
GB, England (?) (geography)