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Title:REINFORCEMENTS COME ASHORE AT JUNO BEACH (PART 3) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 57-2
Summary: DUKW amphibious lorries and tank landing craft perform the vital task of ferrying men and war material from shipping anchored off the Calvados coast to the invasion beaches.
Description: I. DUKWs belonging to 199th General Transport Company RASC and possibly other GT companies head out to sea from 'Nan' Beach at Bernieres-sur-Mer to collect cargo from merchant shipping anchored off 'juno' Beach and return with urgently-needed ammunition. A Bedford OY 3-ton (?) lorry loaded up with stores comes ashore from LCT 466 and immediately stalls in four feet or so of water. A bulldozer from No 59 Mechanised Equipment Section (?) RE comes to the rescue.
II. gunners belonging to the 40th LAA Regiment RA, 51st (Highland) Division's anti-aircraft unit, hitch a ride on their Bofors guns as the latter are towed ashore from LCT 2269 by bulldozers from the same RE unit; observe the kedge anchor on LCT 2138 being thrown overboard as it approaches the beach. At No 8 Beach Group's Beachmaster HQ, naval officers and ratings are seen giving orders by voice-radio, signal flags and Aldis lamp to landing craft coming in to unload men, stores and vehicles directly onto 'Nan' Beach.
Notes: Summary: see with A70 41-8, 53-3, 4, 54-1, 55-1, 2, 57-3, 4, 58-6, 70-1 for footage showing men and matériel being brought ashore over the D-Day invasion beaches. Refer also to footage showing 51st (Highland) Division units landing on D+1 - A70 35-2, 3 and 36-3, 4. Part I of the synopsis was possibly filmed on 22/6/1944.
Remarks: good footage. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 57-3 which contains similar, complementary footage.
Documentation/associated material: refer to the publications listed in A70 41-1 for a bibliography.