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Summary: Unedited scenes of commandos on exercises, and of the submarine HMS Alliance.
Description: I. Onboard a destroyer at anchor in Malta. MS from the eyes to men fell in on focsle - ratings and Petty Officer stripped to the waist, officer in whites.
II. Commandos on exercise in moorland area. MCU of field HQ - officer in battle dress uses wireless telephone. Men fire three rounds from 2 inch mortar. Two Vickers MGs fire off. Patrol moves in single file along country track carrying radio equipment, two SLRs, LE Mk 4 1T, Sterling SMG, etc. LS over open plain as a file of commandos, most of them carrying Sterlings, approaches the operations HQ in the foreground - the men take cover, while in the background, more can be seen moving up. CU of Marine Commando colours waving in the wind.
III. HMS Alliance. Helicopter shot, closing on starboard quarter of submarine Alliance as she surfaces in smooth sea. Camera closes on bridge fin to give a view of the crew - one waves to the camera. Alliance runs on the surface. Cut to MCU off the port bow of two submarines secured alongside in Portsmouth - outboard vessel is Alliance, inner is a modified S Class. Men carry supplies onto Alliance for stowage through forward deck hatch. Officers escort civilian onboard. File of ratings continue to bring up supplies.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Pathe Documentary Unit (Production company)
Merton Park Studios (Production company)
Technical and Scientific Films (Production company)
Cantelou, R (Production individual)
Cass, Henry (Production individual)
Holmes, Danny (Production individual)
Bicker, Ron (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, commandos (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, ALLIANCE (HMS), submarine (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British naval - routine (object name)
ships, British naval - submarine: Alliance (object name)
ships, British naval - : Modified S Class (object name)
training, British military - specialist: commandos (object name)
weapons, British - mortar: 2-inch (object name)
weapons, British - smallarm: Vickers machine gun (object name)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK (geography)