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Title:DEPARTURE FROM UK FOR NORMANDY INVASION (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 25-1
Other titles:DEPARTURE FROM UK FOR NORMANDY INVASION (PART 3) [Allocated Title]
Summary: Various units are seen embarking on their invasion craft prior to D-Day.
Description: I. Lord Lovat addresses commandos belonging to 1st Special Service Brigade before they leave their sealed transit camp to board their invasion craft. At Warsash near the mouth of the Hamble River, LCI(S)s carrying men belonging to No 6 Commando (?) and all their equipment prepare to leave harbour and make for the Solent. Long queues of commandos file along a wooden quay, some wheeling bicycles and Welbike miniature motorcycles, and board their allotted LCI(S)s.
II. Their cheerful expressions signalling the end of a long period of waiting and uncertainty, heavily-laden commandos file along a wooden jetty at Warsash and board their allotted LCI(S)s moored in groups near the mouth of the Hamble.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Grant, Ian James1917-04-16Family origin: Edinburgh, Scotland (Production individual)
Clague, N (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Lovat, Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser (person)
British Army, 1st Special Service Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 6 Commando (?) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - movement: march (object name)
transport, British military - 2/3 wheel: Welbike miniature motorcycle (object name)
transport, British military - 2/3 wheel: bicycle (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LCI (S) (object name)
12/5(261.22).7 [ Operation Neptune] (event)
Warsash, Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK (geography)
Hamble (River), England, UK (geography)