Archival film of 148th LAA troop with Bofors, Scotland, December 1939

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by jamkid, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. jamkid

    jamkid Member

    Greetings all,

    I came across this film on the National Library of Scotland’s website and thought it may be of interest.

    Description: “Amateur footage, filmed contrary to war-time regulations, of an anti-aircraft troop travelling to Aultbea in Wester Ross at the start of the war to install anti-aircraft guns to protect HMS Nelson and other naval vessels based at Loch Ewe.”

    It runs for about 20 minutes.

    It includes a demonstration of a Bofors gun, gun drill, the convoy travelling to Aultbea, shots of HMS Nelson and other vessels in bay, gun emplacements and a gas drill.

    Full record for '148 LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY TROOP, ROYAL ARTILLERY EXERCISE TO LOCH EWE' (8754) - Moving Image Archive catalogue

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  2. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    What an amazing film. Thanks for posting. It didn't look as if the drivers coped very well with the narrow roads! The scenes of vehicle recoveries were especially interesting.
  3. hutt

    hutt Member

    Fantastic find and thanks for posting.
  4. jamkid

    jamkid Member

    Glad you liked it, just a lucky find!

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