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Other titles:INTRODUCTION TO NAVAL GUNNERY (RUSHES 4) [Allocated Title]
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Description: I. MCU as forward 4.7-inch gun of LCG(L) (4) 681 fires. MCU amidships of LCT(R) - a series of short salvoes is fired. LS as LCT(R) fires and smoke pall gathers over the vessel - camera pans to give closer view of another craft, which also fires. MS profile of LCT(R) under way in enclosed waters. MS as camera passes down line of moored LCT(3)s.
II. Forward 3/4 MS as camera vessel passes Fairmile 'B' ML 224 moored alongside quay. Other moored craft are Fairmile 'D's with shark's mouth decoration, and an armed trawler. LS over port quarter as camera vessel leaves harbour - jetty and buildings in the background.
III. MS views of moored LCAs, LCP(L)s and LCMs, in Southampton Waters prior to D-Day. MCU and MS of tightly packed LCMs moored to the river bank - busy deck activity and embarkation of troops. Camera passes moored LCI(S)s and mixed LCM(1)s and LCM(3)s. MLS of two LCM(3)s under way in line ahead on open sea.
IV. CU of ammunition hopper on forward superstructure of Hunt Class destroyer escort, dispensing 4-inch shells and cartridges to gun crew - exterior and interior shots of the process. CU as cruet hoist brings up cartridges from the magazine.
V. MLS as four Firefly NF1s pass over camera.
VI. CU of breech of twin 4-inch Hunt Class destroyer escort - gun layer at work - shells on automatic fuze setter. HA.MS of gun in action on starboard bow.