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Description: Opening sequences show a fixed-jib mobile crane transferring skid loads from a civilian Dennis 4x2 lorry to open railway trucks, and covered railway wagons being loaded by a Ransom Rapier slewing crane and a fork-lift truck. Commentary emphasises the need for planned stowage, and suggests that production of skid loads would be facilitated if loose stores were sent to a central depot near the docks. At the docks the skid loads are transferred from the railway trucks to the quayside by a mobile Trackson swing crane, and thence by harbour crane to the hold of a waiting ship. In a quayside experiment, a hand truck is used to lift a skid load of 25-pounder AP which is standing on thin steel sheet - the intention is that the metal plates should cover the lower cargo tiers in the ship's hold, providing a working surface to move upper tier cargo on hand trucks. Comments on proper stowage of the hold, and the stowage of motor transport (Austin K3s) on top of the skid loads. Final sequences concern the carriage of stores over mud. "LCT(5) 2485" rests on an estuarine mud flat - a line from lorry winch is run out to the craft and hooked to a skid load, which is then pulled across the mud to shore, where a mobile crane lifts it into a waiting Dodge 3-ton 4x2 truck. In a second trial a skid load is towed across the mud by a M29-C Weasel.