This Royal Army training film "Provision and Replenishment of Petrol in the Field" examines the logistics, movement and delivery of gasoline. The film is part two of a two part film, but unfortunately we have been unable to locate the first half of the film.
At 1:03 a fuel tank is shown full, which is how all vehicles should be in the morning. At 1:24, the division's petrol unit is shown bivouacked. At 1:43, canisters of oil and petrol / gas are shown in a lorry or truck. The trucks are carefully camouflaged. At 2:14 motorcycles escort the unit's trucks. At 3:00, a diagram shows how petrol is stored and moved to the front areas for disbursement. All units must be within a reasonable proximity of a petrol delivery point. At 3:31, a message is delivered to the divisional petrol company. At 4:43, a conference is held to scout petrol delivery points. At 5:43 a scout moves out on a motorcycle. At 7:23, a motorcyclist arrives with a request for petrol for his unit. At 8:00, a truck is dispatched from the petrol point to fill the request. At 8:11, a careful log is kept of the use of the gasoline.
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