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Title:COMBINED OPERATIONS INTRODUCTION: THE CAPTURE OF NARVIK [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1160
Summary: Lessons learned from the Narvik operation.
Description: Commentary commences by stating that equipment and techniques have advanced rapidly and gives the current strength in March 1941 as 500 LCs and 16 LSIs in commission or completing. Background to Narvik operation. Assault on Herjangsfjord illustrated with model coastline and maps with simple animation. Commentary points out that tanks, on landing, quickly silenced German machine gun positions that had withstood naval bombardment. The attack across Rombaksfjord against the Narvik peninsula is also explained with an animated map. Final summary is accompanied by film of LCAs and a LCM practising a landing: "These attacks prove conclusively that our landing craft could transport troops inexperienced in boatwork, given security against machine gun and riflemen, even in daylight and land them dryshod on beaches varying from stones to boulders and further, that in attack from the sea, the tank could be used in its normal rôle".
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Brook Laboratories Incorporated (Production company)
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Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Notes: Royal Navy serial number, A.65. Declared obsolete before March 1945.