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Summary: Partially Dramatised Army Instructional film on the importance of following regulations when handling ammunition.
Description: The film uses several examples to demonstrate that ammunition, although safe when handled correctly, is lethal when misused. A young girl dies when she finds a forgotten grenade on a range; a private is killed while attempting to dismantle a fuse with a chisel in his garden shed; a quartermaster sergeant blows up a building, injuring himself and two others while trying to produce home-made blank 25lb shells, and a sergeant attempts to set off a dud 2-inch mortar bomb with a .303 rifle and is severely injured. The presenter, an officer in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC), emphasises that it is the responsibility of the RAOC to supply ammunition and investigate accidents, and that the majority of accidents could have been avoided if the regulations had been adhered to.