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Title:ESCORT CARRIER OF THE FLEET TRAIN AT MANUS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1760
Other titles:BRITISH NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST [Allocated Series Title]
Description: LA.MS across flight deck as crewmen push Corsair forward, and pan aft to where lifting gear has been set up over the port side - a heavy derrick rigged at the edge of the flight deck, the upright spar braced by two poles and one of the working guys boomed out over the deck edge, lift being provided by two tractors on the flight deck. A lighter alongside carries two Seafires, wings folded. CU as carrier lowers a short spreader span sling with thimble eyes on each leg to be secured to slinging points on either side of fuselage - the aircraft is lifted with steadying lines bent to tailwheel and port mainwheel leg. LS-MS across flight deck as aircraft is detached and pushed forward. Another lighter comes alongside with three Seafires and a Corsair. LS from aft along starboard side of flight deck to the island, and pan left over tractor, lowered elevator, past derrick, to ensign staff at stern. Corsair is lifted off lighter and swung inboard. Cut to a view of HMS Unicorn with Avengers and Seafire on deck, steaming slowly in the calm water - cameraship passes close by on Unicorn's starboard quarter. Cut back to Corsair, now safely chocked up, and pan to fork lift truck making off along deck.