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D-Day - Invasion Rehearsal

Reel Number: 200548-01

Color: Colour

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,United Kingdom

Location: English Channel

TC Begins: 06:00:05

TC Ends: 06:10:21

Duration: 00:10:16

[D-Day - Invasion Rehearsal] Shells brought aboard ship by cargo nets from landing craft. Working winch & hooking nets. Landing craft full of soldiers past. 06:01:51 CU & MS Mending rope cargo nets. Troops up gangway of ship carrying shell cases on shoulders. Shore visible behind as they come on board. Officer watching. 06:03:22 CU hand on winch control. Navy officer directing winching of jeep into hold of transport ship. 06:04:31 Top shot landing craft loaded w/ men moving away from ship. Men down cargo nets into landing craft & leaving shipside. 06:05:52 Sandy beach, landing craft beached. Landing craft in shallow water, blimp aircraft fly overhead; pulling landing craft, others bouncing in waves; various shots ships at anchor. 06:06:53 Loading jeep into landing craft. Various shots aircraft. 06:07:58 Top shot landing craft approaching shore, POV from landing craft w/ shots from inside landing craft of jeep driving down ramp near beachhead; probably Slapton Sands. Landing craft circling in tight formation. 06:08:40 Small tank lowered into landing craft. LTC underway. View of shore. Landing craft w/ French (?) flag close past camera in another. Other water level shots of landing craft shots. WWII Preparations; English Channel; Sailors; Naval officers;

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