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Title:HESSIAN WIRE MAT BEACH ROADWAY : developed by COXE [Main Title]
Film Number:ADM 969
Other titles:INVASION EQUIPMENT TRIALS [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. Reel one. Opening shots show Ford 1-1/2-ton 4x2 GS lorry (carrying HQ, Southern Command markings), driving along a Hessian wire mat laid over a sandy beach. CUs of components parts, and stage by stage construction of a length of matting.
II. Reel two. Hessian wire mat is attached to a spindle, rolled up and tied, and transferred to a trailer. Trial laying with a M3 towing a sledge carrying two rolls of matting: CUs of the connection of the two lengths; method of fixing the mat with pickets hammered through the side lacing, and removal of the spindle when laying is complete. Light trucks and cars are then driven along the mat, and the compacted surface is tested for firmness and resiliency.