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Title:UNLOADING RATIONS; ALSO CAMOUFLAGING A LUBRICANTS DUMP (CONTINUATION OF ACB 56) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 59
Description: Convoy ships and naval craft are seen in long shot, a sign reads "RAF POL", with an arrow pointing to the left; men camouflage a petrol dump with straw (evening shot); film of a cornfield, with trees in the background; in front of the disguised dump signs read "No Smoking", "Lub Section 2" (cf ACB 56); in the background petrol cans are seen piled up near the field (uncamouflaged). Various signs read "Beaches; 14 HQ AMN, 1 RAF BCH SQDN", "AMN", "POL RE STORES, STAR AREA", "PETER RED BEACH, "QUEEN GREEN", "BCH ENTRANCE", "RAF STORES", "5 BEACH GROUP HQ" "Transit assembly areas" etc. A DUKW, followed by a jeep, is shown passing. Compo rations are unloaded by crane, from coaster to DUKW, the DUKW moves off. Various shots, from different angles, of the unloading process (including close-ups of the crane/winch mechanism), and of the fully-loaded DUKW.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Hicks (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Mackinnon (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: equipment, British military - camouflage (object name)
supplies, British, storage [RA] - food (object name)
supplies, British, storage [RA] - pol (object name)
transport, United States military - amphibious: DUKW (object name)
transport, United States military - utility: jeep (object name)
Lion-sur-Mer, Calvados, France (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 764 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Technical: tacked onto the end of the 'unloading' footage is film (ca 100 ft) of airfield construction, and of the twin spires of a cathedral in the background. This may be all that was processed of ACB 60 (see Progress Report). Print of ACB 59 is in a can marked ACB 59 and 60. See also ACB 56.