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Title:ADMIRAL TENNANT VISITS ARROMANCHES SHORTLY AFTER D-DAY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1263
Other titles:OPERATION NEPTUNE [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. LS and MS views of the blockship line, and LS of burning landing craft - LSTs in the background.
II. MS of the landward side of the 'West Wall' at Arromanches, and view along the seafront. Naval beach party at work. MS as Rear-Admiral Tennant, with his ADC and Brigadier Walter RE, inspect the site. MCU of two locals. Tennant and party climb the seawall to go onboard DUKW 'Blitzkrieg Cannonball' parked on the beach. View of seafront and the 'Normandy Bar' from DUKW just offshore.
III. MS of bombardon line - three Barricade Class Boom Defence Vessels in the background. Phoenix caisson with an attendant tug lies near a liberty ship. LST 279 passes. Pan over deck cargo of trucks to starboard bow of LST 682. MS silhouette of S Class destroyer. MCU track past LCF(4) 39. General scenes - LSTs, LCC, LCAs, supply ships, etc. MS of B2 caisson 120 under tow from an Assurance Class tug (HMS Sesame, W.144 ?). MLS off the starboard beam of blockship Sirehei (220). LS pan over Arromanches and neighbouring coastline.
IV. MCU of Tennant and Brigadier Walter as they go ashore in DUKW. They inspect the site of the battered 'Normandy Bar', a planned shore base for one of the Whale roadways.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Tennant, William George (person)
Walter (Brigadier, RE) (person)
Royal Navy, LST 279 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, LST 682 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, LCF4 39 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, LCC 259 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Sesame (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - destroyer: S Class (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LST 279 (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LCF 39 (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LCC 259 (object name)
ships, British naval - assistance: Sesame (W.144) (object name)
ships, British naval - harbour: Barricade Class (object name)
ships, British civilian - cargo: Sirehel & [expended] (object name)
weapons, British naval - gun: 40mm Bofors (object name)
transport, United States military - amphibious: DUKW & [British] (object name)
engineering, military, British - Mulberry: Bombardon breakwater (object name)
engineering, military, British - Mulberry: Phoenix caissons (object name)
Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados, France (geography)