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  • Short Summary

    8 reels of naval footage - some newsreel items, some unedited material.

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    Reel 7 Unedited material. Title: "U.S. Navy C.P.U. # 11." View of an unidentified harbour with several small boats and a barrage balloon. Wider shot of the harbour with three barrage balloons above the boats. L/S of the harbour. Various shots of small barge and other small boats. Minesweeper (?) with many marines on board, other boats and barrage balloons in background. Good shot of a coaster - tramp steamer. It fills the screen and moves left to right. Close shot of a frigate passing the camera with a Duck (DUKW) behind. Shot of amphibious landing craft moving away from camera with four men in the back. Good shot of a Duck (DUKW) moving close by camera (short shot). Trucks seen driving out of a ferry (?) from inside the ferry - marines stand inside the doorway (dark silhouettes against a light sky).

    Barge with large numbers of marines on deck passes by in M/S. Very small launch flying the U.S. flag passes by in L/S with three men at the rear of the boat. Minesweeper (?) passes left to right. L/S of four American naval vessels in the distance. Duck seen in L/S from high angle moving left to right. Clapperboard held up to camera reads: "O.S.S. - U.S.N. Goldstein W/O # 32." Various views from on board a Duck. Marines on board the Duck can be seen as they look away from camera - no faces seen. Views of the harbour with boats in the distance. Other angles from the same boat of the flotilla. A group of five marines wearing metal helmets and jackets inscribed with "USN" walk along harbour side away from the camera. The landscape is small scrubby sand dunes. Barrage balloon floats in top left of image. Marines walk towards estuary. Looks like the tide is out. Marines with rifles walk up a slope with many amphibious vehicles behind them - it looks as if they have just arrived in harbour. L/S of barren landscape with army supply vehicles in foreground and arriving marines crossing the shot in the distance. Good C/U of three amphibious craft in harbour. Men on board move around as if preparing the craft to leave. L/S of estuary - looks very muddy as the tide has gone out. Ships in the distance. Various L/Ss of the estuary. Men walk around on the mud in the distance. Long shots of the estuary landscape with large number of barrage balloons visible in the distance. A small tractor-like vehicle moves across the sands in the distance.

    Closer shot of the tractor but on edge of frame so not very clear. Army land vehicle - jeep - passes close in front of the camera. Three marines walk towards camera in L/S. Amphibious craft in small pool of water. Very short shot from amphibious craft with smoke rising from the harbour. Various L/Ss of smoke rising from naval vessels - presumably after air attack. Amphibious crafts move towards camera. More shots of smoke rising. Amphibious craft in the distance approach land.

    Note: any clarifications or corrections researchers could provide to these records would be gratefully received - naval vessels not this cataloguer's strong point!

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:23:00 / 01:51:07:00

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