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WWII - 1940s, USA Government Documentary: Sherman DD, The

Reel Number: 221749-03

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1940s

Country: England,United Kingdom,USA


TC Begins: 10:43:24

TC Ends: 10:51:30

Duration: 00:08:06

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk WWII - 1940s, Medium M-4 Tank Skirt Operation & Controls Demonstrated Title: This Film Is Secret. 10:43:32 Titles. 10:44:02 LS from water of amphibious skirted vehicle in shallow beach water w/ cliffs behind. MCUs w/ men on top of unseen tank in tall canvas float. 10:44:17 Parked Medium M-4 tank w/ flexible skirt raised parked in garage w/ man, Nicholas Straussler ?, working. MCU mechanic working on compressed air inflation mechanism, CU gauges; screen activated & inflating flotation tubes, pivoting mechanism rising seen from above. 10:45:17 Ext. view of canvas rising to obscure tank above treads. View from on tank of struts snapping into place & giving strength. Man on tank top adjusting struts in place; bilge tubes (?) fixed. 10:46:48 MCU of hands at controls to lower / deflate skirt & lower struts. 10:47:06 Ext. skirt dropping, turret turning & barrel lowering. 10:47:33 CU hand on nob & controls. Skirt shown dropping; in raised position; dropped. 10:48:00 MCU rear (?) of tank on blocks w/ treads turning & propellor shafts turning; CU foot pushing pedal & tread & shafts stopping. 10:48:15 CU hand pulling lever; ext twin propellors lowering, engaging shafts & turning. CU man’s hand pointing at transmission in front of stopped prop; pointing at sealed points of tread mechanism. 10:48:56 MCU of propellors spinning & turning for directional control. Soldier inserting control rod, moving forward & back (turning direction of propellors ?). CU mechanism. 10:49:36 Soldier standing on top of tank w/ long lever turning direction of props; CU coupling of control shafts & foot on pedal. CU other controls; raising propellors. ECU pointing to sealing gaskets. Gyroscopic compass, interior bilge pump controls. Hand pumping control of bilge pump. 10:50:54 Garaged tank w/ skirt inflated. 10:50:59 Tank off LST in smooth water w/ coast in background; MS towards beach. 10:51:22 The End. WW2; Weapons; Technology Development; NOTE: Sherman DD / Duplex Drive aka Donald Duck used during D-Day Invasion, Southern France, etc. NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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