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Title:REINFORCEMENTS FOR THE INVASION OF NORMANDY (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 36-4
Description: I. Transport belonging to 51st (Highland) Division units queues up along a quayside in the East India Docks before being hoisted aboard HM Liberty ship Samarovsk.
II. Men belonging to units serving with, or temporarily attached to, the Highland Division (notably the Black Watch, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the first category and Second Army artillery in the second) climb aboard the Samarovsk and go below to their accommodation in the stern of the ship, after having their embarkation tags checked and torn off by a CMP checkpoint at the foot of the gangway.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Connolly, J R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Corps 1 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 51 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Military Police (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Sambut (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, Allied military - preparation (object name)
religion, Christianity - military, British (object name)
ships, British auxiliary - cargo: Samarovsk (liberty ship) (object name)
ships, British auxiliary - cargo: Sambut (liberty ship) & [damaged] (object name)
ships, British naval - light forces: Fairmile B motor launch (object name)
Operation Overlord, Second World War (event)
GB, England & London, E <East India Docks> (geography)
Thames Estuary, Thames (River), England, UK (geography)
Notes: Summary: see with A70 35-2, 3, 36-3, for footage showing the Highland Division leaving England and arriving off Normandy on D + 1. Part I of the synopsis was filmed on 30/5/1944, part II on 3/6/1944.
Remarks: good footage. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 35-2.