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Title:TRIALS USING LCTS TO OVERRIDE BEACH DEFENCES [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1012
Other titles:INVASION EQUIPMENT TRIALS [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. MS of starboard bow of LCT(4) 1165 steaming at speed - she rides over a line of Element C beach defences, and beaches in the shallows (high tide conditions). There is visible damage to the bows - scraped paint, etc. MS-CU as LCT(4) 976 approaches, to beach in front of the camera. The approach runs of the two LCTs are timed, with a clock face in the upper left of the frame.
II. In a timed trial, LCT 976 rams a line of Element C beach obstacles at low tide - she is brought up standing, and the tide pushes her round to starboard, to lie broadside on to the defences. The test is repeated in mid-tide conditions, 976 approaching the end element in the line - the impact partially upsets the obstacle, but the LCT is again brought up standing. Final MS of LCT lying off the line, the end element of which is bent out of alignment.