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Title:AMMUNITION STORES SHIP OF THE FLEET TRAIN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1756
Other titles:BRITISH NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. HA as tray of 6-inch shells is taken up from hold of ammunition ship - the hold is packed with large calibre shells and charges. Crane lifts a 14-inch shell.
II. Sequence showing the stowage of small arms ammunition. Onshore, men move crates from a canvas covered dump onto the back of a lorry. Cut back to ship and CUs of winchman and mate. Ship's crane takes up SAA (small arms ammunition) crates from lorry on quayside - in the background, another ship is also loading. LA as cargo net comes down into the ship's hold - one of the crates has broken open, and belts of ammunition spill out. Men stow the crates, supervised by Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR. A second net is lowered containing AP in crates of 1,000 rounds. Cut back to the onshore dump as men load incendiary ammunition onto lorry.
III. Sequence showing canisters containing bagged charges brought up from the hold to be transferred to a vessel alongside. CU of winchman at work.