STK-ID 21405

HMCS Algonquin off Normandy: CU of name of ship "HMCS Algonquin" on the bridge of ship. Various shots of personnel on the bridge, an army officer, sailors in tin helmets; two sailors aiming rifles out to sea. MCS of antiaircraft gun traversing. Cut to ELS of destroyer, with barrel of main battery of camera ship in the extreme foreground. Side view of HMCS Algonquin, pendant number G-46, sailing past the camera. Night shots of gun flashes as barrage is laid on Normandy coast. Day shot of gun barrel traversing. CU of sailor aiming battery. HAS (rear shot) of the battery firing and cut to the explosion at sea. Several day shots of main batteries firing with cuts to explosions in the distance. Three-shot of Canadian naval officers on the bridge of ship launch. Sequence on officers visiting ashore, looking over German defences and damage thereto. Two-shot of naval officers in profile, with poster advertising a hotel in the background.


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 75
Atlantic Ocean, Normandy
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080