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Title:WADING TRIALS FOR MOTOR TRANSPORT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 950
Other titles:INVASION EQUIPMENT TRIALS [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. Matador tows 15 KVA generating trailer through shallows.
II. Unladen Bedford OY, towing a US one ton trailer, disembarks from LCT(3) 340 into 3-1/2 ft of water and drives ashore, engine compartment steaming - motor pinnace WDH 201 in the background.
III. LCT(3) 340 disembarks vehicles into 4 ft of water - tractor TD-18 stands by for recovery. Bren gun carrier and Matador drive ashore - carrier stalls in the shallows and crew prepare a tow line. Albion and Foden 10-ton 6x4s, Scammell Pioneer, and Guy 3 ton 6x4 breakdown gantry disembark. Tractor tows stalled Guy breakdown past camera.
IV. LCT(5) 2438 disembarks Chevrolet 30-cwt 4x4 truck and rota-trailer - they drive through the shallows and then up onto the beach. Truck then re-enters the water and drives parallel to the shore, waves breaking over the bonnet - LCT 201 anchored in the background.
V. TD-18 enters surf to reverse up ramp into LCT 2438 and tow ashore three laden trucks - 2-1/2-ton 6x6 GMC cargo, 3-ton 4x4 Karrier K6 of RE, and Bedford OY.
Production Details: Combined Operations Headquarters (Production sponsor)
US Naval Film Unit (Production company)
Office of Strategic Services (for) (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, LCT 340 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, LCT 2438 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, LCT 201 (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - amphibious: LCT 340 (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LCT 2438 (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LCT 201 (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Universal (object name)
transport, British military - prime mover: AEC Matador (object name)
transport, British military - prime mover: Scammell Pioneer (object name)
transport, British military - truck, special: Guy 3-ton 6x4 breakdown gantry (object name)
transport, British military - truck: Albion 10-ton 6x4 (object name)
transport, British military - truck: Foden 10-ton 6x4 (object name)
transport, British military - truck: Karrier 3-ton 4x4 K6 (object name)
transport, British military - truck: Bedford 3-ton 4x2 OY (object name)
transport, Canadian military - truck: Chevrolet 30-cwt 4x4 (object name)
transport, United States military - truck: GMC 2-1/2-ton 6x6 (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 909 ft; Running time: 10 mins