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Other titles:FALKLANDS CONFLICT [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Hermes takes on fresh supplies; Harrier aircraft are turned round.
Description: The reel opens with shots of Harrier deck activity. A long sequence shows the approach of an RFA vessel, and the transfer of supplies to Hermes by Wessex helicopter. A Harrier in pristine condition (apparently one of a batch recently arrived from India) lands on deck. Other Harriers (one carrying a cluster bomb) manoeuvre on deck. The Cunard container ship Atlantic Conveyor is seen in medium long shot. More Harriers arrive (supposedly from the Atlantic Conveyor).
Notes: Summary: footage was received with no documentation and little identification. Information is partly based on the recollections of Alan Fowler, the DPR(N) cameraman who probably shot this reel, in 1993, and otherwise on a brief viewing of the reels. (See note to ADM 4821).
Remarks: the camera work is poor - almost constant aimless panning and zooming means very few well composed shots.