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Title:HMS RODNEY BOMBARDS THE MARINE BATTERY ON ALDERNEY ISLAND [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1289
Other titles:OPERATION NEPTUNE [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. Various shots (rather under exposed) showing HMS Rodney at her bombardment position off Alderney. MS off the port beam of Rodney underway at sea.
II. MSs of a convoy of US LSTs (including some 6-davit vessels) underway in line ahead - each ship tows a barrage balloon.
III. HMS Rodney bombards. MCUs as officers take bearings and observe the effects of the bombardment from the bridge of HMS Faulknor - a J/K Class destroyer, also in company, is visible in the background. Various shots of HMS Rodney underway and anchored off Alderney.
IV. Study of Faulknor's armament. Frontal CU of shielded 4.7-inch gun, which then trains over the port beam, bringing the breech into view. Gun at maximum elevation, shell rammed home, cartridge positioned in loading tray, the fuse setter at work in the background. LA.MCU of banner bearing the ship's name, and pan to Oerlikon position, where the gunner rotates the mounting and raises the gun to maximum elevation (ML in XLS background). MS of two twin Lewis mountings around the after funnel - the gunners take up their positions. Frontal CU of fully manned quadruple 2-pounder AA - gun trains over the port beam.
V. Various MCUs and CUs of the crew as they watch the bombardment - a staged sequence.