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Title:MULBERRY COMPONENTS ASSEMBLE FOR OPERATION NEPTUNE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 683
Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN NORTHERN AND ATLANTIC WATERS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Sequence shot from a boat passing among the Mulberry components assembled in Southampton Waters just prior to D-Day.
Description: Cameracraft moves among the components, giving excellent views of Spud pierheads and buffer pontoons, linked Whale roadway spans supported by Beetle floats, Phoenix caissons, and a Baker Dolphin standing askew in the shallow water. Attendant craft include MTLs, a small coaster, LCP(L) and LBVs lying alongside the pierheads, DUKWs underway, small tenders, etc. A B2 caisson No 113 is under tow from a tug. Final sequence shows LCT(5)s moored alongside in Southampton docks with embarked vehicles.