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Title:ASSAULT UNITS PREPARE FOR THE INVASION OF EUROPE (PART 5) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 24-1
Summary: Commandos serving with 1st Special Service Brigade spend the last days before the D-Day landings in a sealed-off transit camp situated in the New Forest near Southampton.
Description: I. Commandos belonging to the Brigade's signal troop scramble over an improvised battle training area, operate a portable G8 radio and connect up the heavier No 22 wireless set with its generator during a training session.
II. Troops belonging to No 4 Commando march out of the camp to embark on their invasion craft moored in the Hamble. With them are Free French commandos from No 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando.
III. A light utility car drives into the transit camp at its entrance. A sergeant takes down the name of a St John Ambulance Brigade volunteer at the camp's check-in point.
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)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 1st Special Service Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 4 Commando (regiment/service)
AP.A & Commando, Inter-Allied, 10 (regiment/service)
Free French Forces (regiment/service)
Saint John Ambulance Brigade (regiment/service)
Keywords: communications, British military - electronic: wireless, No 22 (object name)
communications, British military - electronic: wireless, portable, G8 (object name)
training, British - specialist: wireless (object name)
operations, British military - movement: march (object name)
GB, England & Hants <New Forest> (geography)