Description:The film consists of unedited, unrelated scenes of Mark I and Mark IV tanks, at the Tank Corps training school at Bovington, on the Western Front, and in Palestine. It opens with unarmed Mark IV tanks in a training exercise at Bovington, crushing barbed wire defences and dragging a tree trunk out of a wood. In Palestine, the Mark I Male HMLS "Otazel" followed by the Female HMLS "Nut" cross a training trench. At Tank Corps headquarters in France in July 1917 two Mark IV tanks have a race for the benefit of King George V. Mark I tanks move into position during the early stages of the Battle of the Ancre in 1916. The final scene is a return to the exercises at Bovington.
Compilation piece from other films on the British use of the tank in the First World War.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / British Army, Tank Corps / training, British military - specialist: tanks / armour, British - tank: Tank Mark I Male / armour, British - tank: Tank Mark I Female / armour, British - tank: Tank Mark IV Male / armour, British - tank: Tank Mark IV Female / 01/3(4-15) / 01/3(569).6 / 31/3(41) / GB, England & Bovington, Dorset / France / World War, 1914-1918 -- France / Palestine / World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Palestine