Film: 1573

War + Military | 1940 | Sound | B/W


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Tank recognition film.
World War Two German Army Panzerkampfwagen IV medium tank travelling down dirt road towards camera, then past British mileage sign. Tracking shot alongside 'G' series model. Low angle of tank approaching camera. Tank seen in long shot weaving amongst trees. 'Companion' comes through trees as hull, turret, wireless mount described. "Nazi Beast" seen through 'binocular' mask. Wheels and bogies described. medium shot becomes diagram showing construction of turret. Profile becomes diagram. Diagram of cannon. Tank approaching camera in close-up. Diagram showing gunner and radio operator. Medium shot profile highlighting main constituents of tank as it stands beneath tree. Tank sets off, kicking up dust. Panning shot as vehicle traverses field. Summary of parts of vehicle. Aerial shot as tank moves past. Tank moves past mileage sign once more.

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