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Other titles:SAILORS OF TOMORROW (RUSHES 4) [Allocated Title]
NAVAL INSTRUCTIONAL FOOTAGE [Alternative Title]
Summary: Fragments joined by spacer, intended for film projects such as "Fast Aerial Mine", "Sailors of Tomorrow", and footage of Combined Operations and the Mediterranean November-December 1944.
Description: I. Pan along superstructure of a Colony Class cruiser from aft funnel to bridge front.
II. Infantry reconnaissance unit exercises in rough terrain - Humber Mk IV AC, MK III light reconnaissance car, motorcycle and Bren gun carriers pass the camera.
III. Walrus comes up slipway from water. LA.MCU as it passes the camera.
IV. MS profile as Vought-Sikorsky Kingfisher touches down.
V. Framed, still photograph of a (?) Mulberry float lying alongside.
VI. Infantry walk down a beach to board LCA 46 - a dog attempts to join in. LS of LCA making way offshore.
VII. Aerial views of a single and a flight of five Spitfire VCs.
VIII. LS across convoy concentration point - merchantmen moored in close ranks.
IX. MCU of ship's engine room telegraph - hand manipulates the controls.
X. LA.MCU of Oerlikon gunners on pedestal emplacement on SS Kempfig Pool. Something is spotted off screen and the gun is traversed. Three intercut sequences: (a) SS Kempfig Pool in heavy weather - heavily laden, the ship still lifts considerably as waves pass under her. (b) Onboard SS Sigrid - spray and spume breaks over the side. MS views of bridge and Oerlikon position (c) Large convoy in calm sea near coastline. LS of merchantman generating large clouds of funnel smoke. MS, liberty ship .
XI. LS around North African troop convoy, including Empress Class liner.