• Short Summary

    Ships of four nations in huge Mediterranean exercises - Operation Grandslam

  • Description

    Off Naples, Italy

    NATO (N.A.T.O - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) Naval manoeuvres in the Mediterranean. Operation "Grand Slam"

    SV. Destroyer at sea Air shot (for super title.). GV. Allied ships in Naples harbour. LV. allied ships in Naples harbour. Naval cruiser tied alongside in harbour.

    LV. General Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower , C in C of the Western Armies , and Admiral Carney alight from car outside Terminal building. SV. Back view Ike and Carney going into building. MV Officers gathered in briefing room. CU Carney and Ike. LV. Ike walks on to platform, Carney already there.

    Various shots of Fleet at Sea.

    CU Officers on bridge. Panther jet being catapulted from U.S.S. Midway. SV. Panther being catapulted from Midway. LV. Catapult returning along deck and being fixed to aircraft SV. Control officer with hand raised. CU. Panther being catapulted. & CU.GV. Planes in Flight. AV. warships firing guns. CU officer with binoculars on bridge. More shots of various ships on exercise.

    LV. Georges Leggnes and U.S. destroyer refuelling from tanker. SV. Tanker. SV. Refuelling pipe hauled aboard destroyer. SV. B/V. officers on destroyer. MV. Tanker in rough seas. CU. Oil pressure gauge on tanker MV. Tanker in rough seas. GV. Planes landing on U.S.S. Midway. LV. Towards Panther landing on Midway. LV. Towards Panther landing on Midway. LV. Officers looking over bridge. LV. Aircraft taxiing to end. of deck. & CU.

    (Orig. Dupe Neg.) (Title Scene. "M")

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:11:00 / 01:47:14:00

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