IWM Film website upgrade: self-selection and authorised download of HD clips. More info
By continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings,
and for us to access our cookies on your device.
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.