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Title:NAVAL ACTIVITY OFF JUNO AND GOLD BEACHES DURING OPERATION NEPTUNE [Main Title]
Film Number:ADM 1176
Description: I. Scenes off Juno and Gold beaches. Long shot of 2 LSIs and accompanying destroyer. Medium shot profile as LST(2) 73 passes camera ship - balloon barrage overhead. Rhino passes carrying 2 DUKWs. Long shot pan shows approaching LCTs and HMS Belfast. Long shot of 2 destroyers offshore (foremost probably HMS Vigilant) with small craft - dense white smokescreen covers foreshore. Medium long shot of DUKWs heading inshore. Long shot of coast - pan to pick up starboard profile of HMS Vigilant (focsle cut by right of frame). Medium long shot of shell splashes. Long shot, destroyers and small craft. Medium shot off starboard quarter of BYMS ("British Yard Mine Sweeper") (2 funnel type). High angle medium shot as BPB (British Power Boat) 70 ft motor gun boat No 17 passes - second minelayer in background. Medium long shot as 3 LCI(L)s pass before HMS Undaunted, which fires to shore. High angle medium shot of LCS(M) 78 close-to in choppy sea. Long shot of smoke screen, and profile of RNS Flores and various LCTs. Long shot of invasion fleet standing off coast. Medium long shot as HMS Ajax fires to shore - HMS Emerald and destroyers in background. Medium shot aft on cameraship - guns of turret trained to starboard appear from behind obscuring funnel. Long shot of smoke screen over shore - destroyer in foreground. Long shot pan around invasion fleet - 2 LSIs in background as LCAs and LCTs form up. Medium shot of DUKW underway carrying 6-pounder anti-tank gun - LCTs in background.
II. Medium shot along deck of aircraft carrier as 3 Martlets take off past camera. High angle medium shot from island as Martlets land and deck handling party runs out. Medium shot from aft on hangar deck as Martlets pass over camera to flight deck and Nelson Class battleship turns to cross stern. Medium shot starboard profile of Illustrious Class aircraft carrier underway.