Description:I. Training exercises of a British assault on German trenches, covered by smoke shells. The equipment, tactics and terrain are consistent with the Flanders offensive, Western Front, 1917.II. A lorry-mounted 13-pounder anti-aircraft gun fires out to sea. The crew wear gas masks. The firing finishes and the gun drives off. Possibly Western Front, 1916-1918.III. A British demonstration of gas warfare on the Western Front, showing methods of releasing gas, techniques of placing gas cylinders in trenches, anti-gas drill and the correct way to wear the large box respirator, 1916. Includes a close-up of a bottle marked 'Chloropicrin', a vomiting agent and lachrymator (tear gas).IV. A British soldier in a flame-proof suit demonstrates a portable flame-thrower, probably 1917.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / British Army / training, British military - combat: [+] / combat, British - artillery bombardment / equipment, British military - personal: gasmask (small box respirator) / weapons, British - gun [AA]: 13-pounder / weapons, British - CBW: gas / training, British military - weapons: gas / training, British military - specialist: anti-gas / society, British military - precautionary / equipment, British military - personal: gasmask (large box respirator) / training, British military - weapons: flamethrower / weapons, British - CBW: flamethrower / 01/3(4-15).7 / 01/3(4-15) / 01/3(4-15).5 / 01/3(4-15).7 (?) / Belgium / World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium / France / World War, 1914-1918 -- France / Instruction / Chemical Warfare