Canada trains Belgian soldiers: sequence from various angles, of military convoy moving on an English road, Bren gun carriers, trucks, motorcycles, armoured cars. LAS of Officer Commanding of convoy and of Belgian forces in England riding lead carrier. Cut to driver of same. Sequence on marching men on road. Front shots, side shots, one CU showing shoulder flash "Belgium". Shots of command post during training exercise, telephone operator, dispatch rider riding off, officers planning next move. A troop truck pulls up and soldiers tumble out. Men crawl over hill and dale, advance with great precaution, take cover behind a building on a farm. CU of sub-machine gun being fired, shells flying out of breach. Men charge forward and capture an enemy reconnaissance car. Cut to a different group of soldiers. TILT DOWN to the Maple Leaf on a shoulder patch below the Belgian flash. LSs of men racing across fields and through smoke during their training in Canada. CUs of riflemen firing rifles from prone position, machine guns being fired. CUs of similar field piece being fired.


Excerpt from
Actualités canadiennes nº 14
Canada, England
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486