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Title:DEMOLITION OF BEACH DEFENCES [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1035
Other titles:INVASION EQUIPMENT TRIALS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Use of demolition charges against beach defences.
Description: I. LCT 596 approaches nearly submerged Element-C beach defences and is brought up standing. Cut to MS of LCT's starboard bow as two ash-can explosive charges are swung forward, suspended from cables - the charges fall free and burst in the water. A third charge is swung off, but does not explode. The LCT backs off. CU onboard LCVP as crewmen roll ash-can type charges through a flap in the lower part of the bow ramp, and a similar shot onboard a second LCVP as crewmen crouch ready to push explosive-filled cylinders through a port in the upper half of the bow ramp; as the craft approaches the nearly submerged defences, a succession of cylinders are heaved out. Cut to LCT 596 drying out on the beach - ash-can demolition charges are swung off the starboard bow. A man demonstrates the length of the swing with a striped indicator pole - the distance from the stem is 14 feet.
II. Wading trials. LCT 2422 unloads jeeps and light motor transport into deep water. Stalled vehicles are towed off by a tractor.
III. Continuation of section I. LCA, LCVPs and LCT 596 drop demolition charges against beach defences.