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Title:AND SO TO FRANCE - A NAVAL STORY OF THE INVASION [Main Title]
Film Number:MGH 4559
Other titles:AMATEUR FILM BY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER MICHAEL SERRAILLIER [Alternative Title]
Summary: Amateur film with titles shot by Lieutenant Michael Serraillier on board LSI Queen Emma records preparations for Normandy landings, King's Review of assembled invasion fleet in Southampton Water, transporting British troops ashore at Courseulles on D-Day on 6 June 1944, transporting American troops to Utah Beach and landing of German prisoners in England.
Production Details: Serraillier, Michael (Lieutenant RNVR) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 9.5mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 450 ft; Running time: 19 mins
Notes: Summary: Sub-Lieutenant Allan Richard Cross RNVR (ex-Merchant navy) identified in June 2004 by son Peter as central figure in group of five officers enjoying light-hearted banter, half way through film.