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Title:SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE TESTING OF WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVE DEVICES FOR SABOTAGE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MGH 4323
Other titles:MAJOR C V CLARKE COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Trials with plastic explosive and a spigot mortar; railway engine.
Description: I. (In colour) In a quarry a sergeant tapes the fuse of a plastic explosive (PE) charge to a girder set upright in the ground. The explosion is filmed from a distance. The results are shown in close-up.
II. (In colour) A soldier carries a spigot mortar past a sandbagged pill box and slit trench. The mortar is set up by a road and fired, the front plate being thrown back, hitting the soldier on the head. The soldier is seen later, head bandaged, with the mortar. A close-up shows a spigot mortar bomb and time pencil fuse.
III. (In b/w) In a railway yard an officer unscrews the oiler cap on the connecting rod of a railway engine. He points out a part of the engine. A railway worker climbs on to the front to open the smoke box (continues on MGH 4324 qv).
Alternative Title:MAJOR C V CLARKE COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]