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Canadian Army Newsreel No. 52

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52.1 Water, Water Everywhere Canadian sector in Holland is flooded; broken bridges; barges are loaded to move supplies across the Maas River. Weasel amphibious vehicles move through the water. 52.2 Armoured Div. Sigs Keep ‘Em Rolling In Holland, the Armoured Division Signals Royal Canadian Corps of Signals; a forward tank commander sends a messenger to get a new wireless receiver; different communications procedures are shown (wire, dispatch rider); the technical maintenance centre sends a wireless; a machine is returned to the tank and is used. 52.3 Flashes from the Western Front Major General Spry inspects a field artillery unit in Holland, looks at guns, and has an informal talk with the soldiers. Antwerp harbour supply ships unload trucks and supplies. Royal Canadian Signallers and Engineers lay submarine cable from a barge on the Waal River. An army jeep is rigged with a plasti-glass roof dome to keep out the cold. A captured German flame thrower is demonstrated; flame-throwing carriers in action. 52.4 Twins Confuse R.C.A.F. Royal Canadian Air Force, Bomber Command: The Sherlock Twins, Flight Lieutenants Alan and Eric from Simcoe, Ontario, on the airfield. 52.5 CDN WREN Joins R.N. Boat’s Crew Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (W.R.C.N.S.): British Royal Navy women ferry personnel across a river; they maintain their ship; Stoker Molly, the only Canadian woman on a British crew. 52.6 Italian Front Holiday for a Canadian artillery unit; the “Skunk Hollow Handicap” mule race is run, complete with betting standards; a turkey shoot, winners carry off the fowl. To order the complete six DVD set of The Canadian Army Newsreels, please visit http://www.waramps.ca/military/canr.html.