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Title:SCENES AT ARROMANCHES AND AT KING BEACH [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1234A
Summary: Colour original of ADM 1234. Scenes at Arromanches the day after D-Day - the harbour is surveyed and the first blockship put in position. At King Beach the cameraman surveys some of the wreckage from the previous day.
Description: Reel 1: (Box marked FX/229/44 - Battleship. Cloud effect. Ships together - 2) Three small vessels in line abreast. Destroyers escort smaller vessels in foreground, with much naval activity as LCAs move to and from the shore to disembark soldiers. Distant view of Normandy coastline, with smokescreen (?) visible.
Reel 2: (Box marked 1269019 - Troops Disembarking - 4; Copy Room SHAFE 12 June 1944) View from beach of stranded LCT 555 by shore. Up on beach edge, a stranded amphibious tank marked 55. In background a German concrete pill box with Union Jack flying after its capture the previuos, with British Army soldiers in foreground. Red and white flag flies (left of frame). Close up of LCT 55. Row of beached LCA's, numbered 413, 28?, 383, 503. German and French bilingual yellow sign reads "Achtung Minen! - Attention aux Mines!" Soldiers in line wade from LCA off shore towards beach (soft focus in poor light).
Reel 3: (Box marked 1269019 - Sea and Boats - 6; Copy Room SHAFE 12 June 1944) Ships at sea with barrage balloons flying; sunny weather. Ship being towed (Mulberry blockship?). Battleship in distance. General view of large fleet of ships.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
RN Film Combat Unit No 2 (Production company)