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Title:FORCE H ON A ROUTINE SWEEP [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 455
Other titles:MEDITERRANEAN OPERATIONS OF THE ROYAL NAVY [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. Sequence showing the operation of the shell hoists below a 16-inch turret on HMS Nelson.
II. LS of HMS Formidable alongside in a North African port - a Hunt Class destroyer is alongside the carrier, not immediately visible as both ships are dressed in disruptive camouflage. At sea - cameraship is Nelson with Formidable and Rodney astern. LA.MS from focsle to bridge and forward turrets of Nelson. Task Force turns to starboard. Formidable receives an aircraft.
III. Christmas dinner on Nelson. Crewmen enjoy their meal, many wearing funny hats. A pair play banjo and ukulele. CU of a rum tub bearing the notice NO JUICE TILL WE'VE SCUTTLED THE DUCE!.
IV. CU of HMS Panther (G.41) as she runs close alongside. HA.MS on portside to 6-inch turrets of Nelson. LS to Task Force in quarter line. LA of officer on bridge with binoculars. Formidable signals. Final LS to Formidable and Rodney in line astern.
Production Details: British Paramount News (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, Rodney (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Nelson (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, FORMIDABLE (HMS), aircraft carrier (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Panther (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, fleet: Formidable (object name)
ships, British naval - battleship: Rodney (object name)
ships, British naval - battleship: Nelson (object name)
ships, British naval - destroyer: Panther (G.41) (object name)
weapons, British naval - gun: 16-inch (object name)
celebrations, British - popular: Christmas dinner (object name)