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Summary: Churchill Crocodile flame-throwing tanks are put through their paces in a demonstration for the AFPU held in the country- side around Bretteville-sur-Odon .
Description: I. The armoured trailer belonging to a Churchill Crocodile from the 141st RAC's 'A (?) squadron is prepared is prepared for action; crew members adjust valves regulating the pressure at which nitrogen stored within the trailer in five cylinders will push the 400 gallons of FTF No 1 through to the flame projector mounted in the bows of the crocodile tank. A short burst is then fired as a preliminary test.
II. A Churchill Crocodile is seen flaming open ground, the ruined farmhouse seen previously and a copse of trees.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Gross, A C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Bde, Armoured, 31 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Armoured Corps, Bn 141 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div, Armoured, 79 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - funnies: Churchill Crocodile (object name)
Bretteville-sur-Odon, Calvados, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 135-7 which contains identical and complementary footage and refer to A70 11-1 and 2 for similar, more detailed footage showing Churchill Crocodile tanks in action. Part of 141st RAC was lent to the US 9th Army in September 1944 where it assisted in the reduction and capture of the fiercely-defended port of Brest.
Remarks: Excellent shots of the Churchill Crocodile in (simulated) action. Refer to the items of footage listed above, notably A70 135-7.