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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: No. 4 Commando, Special Service Brigade in a mock seaborne raid on cliffs near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall known as The Brandys. The exercise was a seaborne landing on an area with no beach, followed by a climb with full kit up vertical cliffs to seize a target.
Description: A Commando officer jumping into the water, letting a wave break over him and climbing out again. Commandos led by their officer coming over the rocks from the sea and doubling towards the face of the cliff. Men climbing the face of the cliff. The cliffs. Men reaching the top of the cliffs. The sea breaking over the rocks. An assault boat approaches the rocks over heavy seas. The boat under the face of the cliff without paddles. Heavy seas break over the boat and hide it from view. The boat capsizes and men float in the water surrounded by paddles and "Mae West" life jackets. A rope is thrown to the men in the water by the Commandos on the ledge. A man with a broken collar bone is slowly hauled up the cliffs from the water. A chimney stack being blown up by smoke bombs. Commandos after the exercise. Colonel Mills-Roberts, former Commanding Officer of the No.4 Commandos, talking to two of the men. .