148 LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY TROOP, ROYAL ARTILLERY EXERCISE TO LOCH EWE

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Places:

  • Invernesshire
  • Ross-shire

Subjects:

  • War

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: 148 LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY TROOP, ROYAL ARTILLERY EXERCISE TO LOCH EWE

Reference number: 8754

Date: 1939, December

Director: filmed by Major C. M. Moss

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 21.51 mins

Description: Amateur footage, filmed contrary to war-time regulations, of an anti-aircraft troop travelling to Aultbea in Wester Ross at the start of the war to install anti-aircraft guns to protect HMS Nelson and other naval vessels based at Loch Ewe.

Shotlist: [no title] shots of group of soldiers receiving instruction on Bofors anti-aircraft gun - officers watch as gun is demonstrated - shots of gun drill: lookout with binoculars calls out gunners from tent, ammunition is unpacked and loaded and aimed (1.54) shots of military gun convoy on road in Wester Ross, snow on road - shots of soldiers queuing for breakfast rations at baker's shop in Kingussie - shots of convoy stopped in passing place on road and passing through village - truck stopped on road during snow - tracking shots of convoy passing loch and village, through woods with despatch rider at rear on motorcycle, convoy stopped at roadside (4.35) shots of convoy stopped at village, soldiers queuing for tea - tracking shots of convoy on road along loch-side - shots of truck off road in field, winch attached and pulled back on to road - shots of stags on hillside - gvs loch and mountains, all o.o.f. (7.30) shots of convoy truck on its side in field at road-side, soldiers digging around it, officers arrive to assist - winch attached and truck righted, boulders and tree trunks laid behind to provide surface, truck winched from rear (9.37) gvs and tracking shots of arrival at Loch Ewe, various ships at anchor, including HMS Nelson in foreground (10.29) shots of soldiers dragging Bofors gun into position on hillside overlooking loch - shots of gun being tested overlooking loch, HMS Nelson in background - gv Loch Ewe and naval vessels - high gvs of Aultbea village - shots of anti-aircraft emplacement on hillside with tent - tracking and static shots HMS Nelson and other vessels in bay (14.25) shots of soldiers dragging Bofors gun across hillside, on to road (15.34) tracking shots from vehicle along loch-side, dark sky and clouds, mountains - more tracking shots along road, through forest and alongside loch and mountains - over-exposed shots of stags in field - shots of convoy on road, truck being winched on to road from road-side ditch (19.51) shots of soldiers constructing hut, painting panels - shots of truck approaching towing mobile gas chamber - shots of soldiers in gas drill, putting on masks - c/u mask being fitted - soldiers at attention in gas masks, then enter gas chamber and come back out - soldiers then re-enter gas chamber without masks and come back out quickly (21.51)