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Summary: Series of instructional films, intended to be shown in order, covering the basics of map reading, including the use of equipment such as the Service protractor and prismatic compass.
Description: Part I. The military map and conventional signs.
Part II. Contours - hills and slopes.
Part III. Contours - spurs, re-entrants, and valleys.
Part IV. Visibility.
Part V. Map setting, and position finding.
Part VI. Comparison of map and ground.
Part VII. Aids to direction.
Part VIII. Measurement of distance, and choosing a route.
Part IX. Direction on the map.
Part X. Direction on the ground.
Part XI. Uses of the prismatic compass.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Directorate of Army Kinematography (Production sponsor)
Publicity Picture Productions (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 26
Notes: Technical: film has not been viewed, therefore the listing of the various parts above should be regarded as provisional. Part XI (B 954) was previously held as WOY 245 and was made in 1946.