|Title ID||8136||Collection ID||1090|
|Title||[Land Clearance on the Farm]|
|Theme||Working Life Rural Life|
|Keywords||Farming Industry Men Motor Vehicles Rural Areas|
|Format||16mm Colour Silent|
|Duration||4 min. 11 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This short colour film shows a man driving a caterpillar tractor pulling down trees to clear a field in preparation for it to be farmed. The men use dry straw as kindling to start fires under the felled trees.
Kathleen Arrowsmith's short colour film, made during the first winter of the Second World War, shows how the task of land clearance was carried out using a "TracTractTor" T20 caterpillar tractor. The machine is used to pull up small trees and bushes, which are then burnt on site.
The can was originally marked 'Cultivating Cripple 1939' which may refer to the name of the field.