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Title:DEPARTURE FROM UK FOR NORMANDY INVASION (PART 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 23-3
Summary: Armour embarks at Gosport at the start of Operation Neptune.
Description: A column of vehicles consisting of M10 Wolverines belonging to the 20th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery, 3rd Division's anti-tank unit, and Universal Carriers from the Division's machine gun and heavy mortar battalion, the 2nd Middlesex Regiment, queues up in a street in Gosport prior to embarkation. An M10, two 1st South Lancashire Regiment Bren gun carriers and two 'Honey' tanks belonging to the 13/18th Hussars are seen being driven in reverse onto Landing Craft Tank No 853.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
O'Neill, F D (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Div 3 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, AT Regiment 20 (regiment/service)
British Army, Middlesex Regiment, 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Lancashire Regiment, South, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Hussars, 13/18 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, LCT 853 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - carrier: Universal (object name)
armour, United States - SPG: M10 Wolverine & [British] (object name)
armour, United States - tank: M3 Stuart & [British] (object name)
operations, British military - movement: armour (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LCT 853 (object name)
12/5(261.22).7 [ Operation Neptune] (event)
Gosport, Hampshire, England, UK (geography)