Cable Laying with a Cable Layer Mechanical No 1 WW2 Video

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A Second world War era British Army training film illustrating cable laying using a mechanical layer No. 1 mounted on a 5-ton truck. The parts of the layer are described along with the duties of each man in the cable laying detachment. A demonstration of the cable laying follows showing the detachment in operation. 20m:17s long.

The same equipment and procedure was used by the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in the Canadian Army.

Credit: Australian War Memorial 
Copyright: Expired