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Description: I. MS of crews at Oerlikons and pom-pom on LCF.MS of two LFC(4)s in line ahead - one tows LCA(HR)671 - gun crew of camera ship, LCF 21, in foreground.
II. CUs as steam passenger trains pass (see ADM 656).
III. HA.MCU as man in swimming pool learns to use flippers. Two men demonstrate the additional speed obtained by wearing fins. Man in diving suit demonstrates wrong way to enter water. Diver goes over the side of a boat at sea. MS of motor submersible canoe (MSC) under way on surface of pool.
IV. MS as Barracuda taxies past (note air tail on torpedo). LS pan across Naval air station. Aerial MS of formation of Barracudas. MS as Barracudas taxi from park. Ground crew wheel out torpedo on dolly. LS of Barracudas flying in loose formation Barracuda takes off. FBs taxi onto runway for take off.
V. MS off starboard bow of HMS Newport under way in calm sea. CU of stern as she passes.
VI. MS of HMS Corinthian (ex-OBV) as training ship. LS of auxiliaries (? ocean-going tugs) in line ahead.
VII. Intercut CUs as gun crews serve forward twin 4-inch Q.F on Hunt (Type II) destroyer escort and single focsle 4-inch on Admiralty 'S' class CUs of Mk V Elevation Receiver showing director pointer in motion, gun-layer's telescope and range and deflection dials, and elevation handwheel.
VIII. LA.MCU, layer on Oerlikon.
IX. FBs in flight.
X. Twin 4-inch emplacement fires at island just offshore.
XI. MS as HMS Scimitar passes camera and turns to starboard.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1294 ft; Running time: 14 mins
Notes: Summary: Complete version of instructional film on the MSC is contained in ADM 2578.
Remarks: Sequence 10 is quite effective - HA.MS behind the gun shield shows a foreshore emplacement being loaded, trained, and fired. The fall of shot on the island target can be clearly seen. Naval crew wear normal blue jacket rig and gaiters.