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Description: Men cram a parachute into a small pack - film of a pile of these packs near some bushes; airmen have a bath, while others swim off the beach (convoy ships in the background), one airman is about to undress for a swim, but sees the camera coming. Shots of rockets, of men loading rocket (explosive) heads onto a truck, and of men loading boxes (containing rocket motor mechanisms) onto another truck. An airman counts the remaining boxes, while another checks the number of rockets piled up nearby.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Hicks (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: equipment, British air - personal: parachute (object name)
operations, British air - routine (object name)
operations, British air - salvage: parachutes (object name)
recreation, British air - casual: bathing (object name)
supplies, British, storage [FA] - munitions (object name)
weapons, British - rocket (object name)
Normandy, France (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 198 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Summary: according to dopesheet, parachutes are salvaged from advanced positions after use for supply-drops. Also, the 'first opportunity' since D-Day for bathing.
Technical: print is part of a can comprising ACB 39 and 41. Fine grain is also part of a can comprising ACB 39 and 41 (total length 458 ft). ACB 39 SP is 198 ft. The daily progress report marked ACB 40 is in fact ACB 39.