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Title:TANKS MEDIUM B AND MARK V DOUBLE STAR IN BRIDGING EXERCISE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1197
Summary: Tank bridging trials at Christchurch, Dorset, late 1918.
Description: Various types of pontoon bridge suitable for tanks are constructed. A Medium B tank crosses over a river on a pontoon bridge, followed by an unarmed Mark V Double Star supply tank. The same Mark V Double Star then makes the crossing on a suspension-type bridge and a pontoon ferry. A Royal Engineers Mark V Double Star is shown fitted with bridge-laying equipment. Another Mark V Double Star manoeuvres a section of bridge, about three times as long as itself, across the ground (the bridge section has a small caterpillar track at its centre of balance). Finally a number of officers take a ride on top of a Mark V Double Star.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Tank Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: engineering, military, British: bridge building (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Medium B & [R and D] (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Mark V Double Star & [R and D] (object name)
armour, British - funnies: Tank Mark V Double Star Bridge Layer & [R and D] (object name)
Christchurch, Dorset, England, UK (geography)