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Title:ASSAULT UNITS PREPARE FOR THE INVASION OF EUROPE (PART 4) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 22-3
Summary: One of 1st Special Service Brigade's Army Commando units makes arrangements for its forthcoming cross-Channel excursion.
Description: As a precaution against infection, men serving with No 3 Commando have their hair cut. Troops hand in their English currency. Mechanics from the Commando's motor transport section assemble Welbike miniature motorcycles and take them for test runs and check on the condition of bicycles belonging to the Commando's cycle troop. Commandos attached to 1st Special Service Brigade sing hymns during an inter-denominational Whit Sunday church parade. No 3 Commando's commanding officer, Lieutenant- Colonel Young, briefs Major Pooley, his second-in-command, and his adjutant, Major Hopson, on their unit's role in the Normandy invasion; watching over the proceedings is Captain Evans, Army Film and Photographic Unit (?). French invasion currency is issued to commandos during a pay parade.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Laws, George E J1916-02-15 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Young, Peter Francis (person)
Pooley (Major) (person)
Hopson (Major) (person)
Evans, L J (person)
British Army, 1st Special Service Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 3 Commando (regiment/service)
British Army, Army Film and Photographic Unit (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - maintenance: motorcycle (object name)
operations, British military - maintenance: bicycle (object name)
religion, Christianity - ceremonial, British: Whitsun parade (object name)
transport, British military - 2/3 wheel: Welbike miniature motorcycle (object name)
transport, British military - 2/3 wheel: bicycle (object name)
society, British military - hygiene: haircut (object name)
GB, England & <southern England> (geography)