Invasion exercise staged for Army, Navy and Air Force Staff College students
Sandown, Isle of Wight.
Biggest amphibious and cliff assault demonstration since the war is given by more than 800 men from combined services for students at Army, Navy and Air Force Staff Colleges to study
GTV. Royal Marine commandos make beach landing near Sandown. (First 7ft for Super). TV. Students and officers walking along beach to watch demonstration. LV. Invasion barges approaching beach. SV. J et planes flying towards. SV. Explosion among barricades on beach. SV. Troops swarming ashore from landing craft. GTV. Troops running along beach towards cliffs. SV. Pan more troops landing from craft. GTV. Preparing mortars to fire grappling hooks onto cliff top. SV. Commando hacking his way with ice pic at top of cliff. GTV. Mortars firing grappling lines from beach to top of cliff. CU. Grappling iron on top of cliff. LV.CU. Troops climbing cliff with aid of rope. CU. Officer watching. SV. Commando arriving at top of cliff. SV. Troops running across cliff top. SV. Two officers watching. GTV. Officer coming up cliff in basket. CU. Pan, officer landing on top of cliff. GV. Commander arriving on beach head by being let down from helicopter. SV. Bren carrier with soldiers from the Gloucester Regiment aboard leaving tank landing craft. CU. Pan troops in carrier, pan to gun being towed. SV. Explosions among barricades. GV. Gloucesters running up beach from landing craft. SV. Flail tank clearing path for heavy tank. LV. Tank firing. LV. Injured man being let down from cliff top by tight line. STV. Observers watching from beach. SV. Pan Commando doing "Flying Angel" down tight line to beach. (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene "D")