Britain's forces getting ready for possible war - troops leave for Middle East.
Portsmouth & Llanelly.
British troops leave for Middle East. GV. Pan, quayside at Portsmouth showing the ship Theseus standing by the cars and the rest being loaded on. LV. Cars and lorries stacked on deck. LV. Crane lifting lorry on. LV. Jeep being driven onto position on deck. GV. Proceedings. CU. Board marked "The Life Guards 'C' Squadron". LV. Officers and men checking equipment in front of armed cars. SCU. New recruits reporting back from leave. SCU. Angle shot, soldier checking on armed car. SV. Man cleaning out barrel of gun on armoured car. SV. Officers and men checking equipment on front of armoured car. CU. Life buoy marked "Reserved Fleet - Llanelly". LV. Pan, showing tank landing craft in Llanelly docks. CU. SV. Men working on ship, man in sailor's hat. SV. Ships all lined up. SV. Portsmouth Station. Soldiers having a ride by train unloading luggage. SV. R.S.M. bending over his children, saying goodbye. LV. All troops lined up on the station. SV. Trolley full of luggage being wheeled out of station. LV. & SV. Soldiers marching in formation towards docks. LV. Soldiers marching through dock gates. GV. Soldiers arriving along quayside by the side of Theseus. SV. Soldiers going up gangway. LV. Soldiers standing on deck waving (2 shots). LV. Theseus leaving. SV. Crowds waving goodbye. LV. Theseus steaming out.
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