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Title:ASSAULT UNITS PREPARE FOR THE INVASION OF EUROPE (PART 3) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 22-2
Summary: Royal Marines attached to 1st Special Service Brigade spend their two last weeks in England before 'Overlord' in a sealed camp near Southampton.
Description: I. Royal Marines serving with No 45 Commando march off to attend an inter-denominational Whit Sunday service in C18 Camp. A Royal Marine officer hands out invasion pamphlets to commandos on parade. Of the three publications examined by the camera, the first, illustrated with a picture of the Arc de Triomphe on the front cover and French road signs on the back, is a general guide to France with the necessary do's and don'ts, the second contains elementary vocabulary lists in French, Norwegian, German and Spanish and the third is a prayer book for use in the Special Service Group.
II. The Chief of Combined Operations, Major-General 'Lucky' Laycock, inspects 'Four Five' Commando. With him is its commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Ries, and his second-in- command, Major Nicol Gray, and Brigadier Durnford-Slater, the Special Service Group's deputy commander. The entire Commando 'falls out' after the parade is dismissed.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Grant, Ian James1917-04-16Family origin: Edinburgh, Scotland (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Laycock, Robert Edward (person)
Ries, N C (person)
Gray, Nicol (person)
Durnsford-Slater, John (person)
British Army, 1st Special Service Brigade (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Royal Marines & 45 Commando (regiment/service)
Keywords: religion, Christianity, inter-denominational - ceremonial, British: Whitsunday church parade (object name)
society, British military - friendship: guide book (object name)
society, British military - friendship: phrase book (object name)
religion, Christianity - military, British: prayer book (object name)
GB, England & Southampton area, Hants <C18 Camp> (geography)