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Title:WRECK OF HMS FURY AND DAMAGE TO MULBERRY B AFTER THE 'GREAT STORM' [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1993
Other titles:OPERATION NEPTUNE [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. MS from shore to Whale roadway - Bedford 3-ton lorries wait to drive on as a small convoy comes ashore past the camera - a Fordson WOT6 RASC lorry, followed by Bedford OY and Austin light- and Humber heavy utilities. Troops, heavily laden with kit, file past along Somerfeldt track, followed by Fordsons, a jeep, and more troops (of a Scottish Regiment ?). The waiting lorries then drive onto the roadway, preceded by a single motorcycle.
II. MS from shore as roadway spans and pontoons heave in a slight sea. Cut to MS from a Whale roadway along the seafront of Arromanches - LBV beached, bows on to camera, and waves breaking over abandoned mooring shuttles. MS from the landward side to roadway's shore base - class 40 bailey bridge erected over the beach exit. Shots of craft driven ashore below the sea wall - a fire boat, sections of Rhino ferry, buffer pontoon 436. Tug lies just offshore, while in the foreground a loaded DUKW of 377 GT Company RASC comes up slipway. MS of a sunken roadway span. MS along the seafront to floating roadway (LBV in foreground is now stern on to camera), and pan to study the waves breaking against the seawall, and unloaded DUKW making away from shore. CU of a crack in the seawall.
III. HA views of HMS Fury aground below cliffs - nearby lie a bombardon and a broken Rhino ferry, with Morris W/T van still on deck, and M3 halftracks overturned in the shallower alongside. A roadway span, with pontoon and mooring shuttle still in position, lies aground - an erection tank has been fitted for refloating. LS over the anchorage.
IV. Views of damaged and sunken caissons.
V. Shots from stern tug towing a small coaster clear of a group of anchored vessels, amongst which is HMS Colsay (T.384).