STK-ID 31479

FOLLOW HAS of Defence Minister of Canada Brooke Claxton walking across open space with party of Belgian dignitaries and army officers. HAS and closer LAS of Canadian Army honour guard presenting arms. Shot of Claxton and Belgian dignitaries taking the salute. Various shots of Belgian VIP inspecting guard. Interior shots of depot, party visiting, looking at military vehicles. Shot of Claxton reading speech, handing papers to Belgian VIP, tracked armoured vehicle visible in background. Shots of army officers, civilians in attendance, honour guard in background. Shot of Belgian making speech, posing for photographers. Shot of Claxton smashing bottle of champagne against side of armoured carrier, legend "North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Mutual Aid, from Canadian Army to Belgian Army" on carrier. Shots of brand new tank moving past camera, suspended from overhead crane. Shot of men posing with tank in background. Sequence on official party leaving by trailer train for tour of depot. Interior shot of hangar, men packing rifles in crates. Shots of crate being labelled, hands stenciling another crate. (15/03/1951)


Excerpt from
Canadian Arm Shipment to Belgium
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080