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Summary: Royal Navy instructional film with live action and diagrams, emphasising the importance of camouflage to shield the presence of bolted tanks from the enemy.
Description: Due to its shape and size, a bolted tank is clearly visible from the air, and therefore must be well camouflaged to conceal it from the enemy. An erection party consisting of 48 men arrives to begin constructing the giant camouflage net required to cover such an installation. Net is constructed methodically, section by section. Construction is completed in less than two hours. Once the net is fully raised, work can begin on the construction of the bolted tank itself. Additional camouflage may be applied to the net, such as fake bushes and small shrubs. Those working on such installations must take great care to keep to designated roads leading to the construction area, in order to avoid detection from the air. Various types of construction nets are shown, from flat allotment type nets, to multi pointed nets. Aerial photographs are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of such nets.