Loading and unloading of cargo from LSTs at beaches in the United States.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:5 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
A training film on design of Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs). An LST underway at sea in the United States. It is loaded with troops, tanks and men who operate it. Men standing near guns mounted on the LST. The forward deck gun. Several other guns on the ship. The bow gun and the stern gun. Some protective equipment on the ship. Generator oil stored in drums. A towing cable on the LST. LSTs underway at sea. Cargo loaded aboard an LST at a beach. Tanks, trucks, half trucks, bulldozers and heavy vehicles are loaded. Landing Vehicles Tracked ( LVTs ) and amphibious trucks can be loaded from water. General cargo can be stored on the tank deck of the LST or can be taken up to the main deck in an elevator. Tanks loaded aboard the deck. Men standing nearby. Cargo being unloaded on a beach. Tanks and tracks being loaded on the main deck. An LST is beached. Trucks and other vehicles are unloaded.
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