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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story 'Britain Explodes Atom Bomb' - 52/100.

    Mute version of Newsreel Story .

    Monte Bello Islands, Off Australia.

    GV. Air view of the Monte Bello Islands. LV. Jagged Cliffs of Sandstone. & SV. GV. Long Stretch of Dazzling white sun scorched beach. GV. Ships carrying equipment laying off Island. Navy vessels carrying equipment. CU sign on boat 'Hawkesbury'. Shot of ship. CU ship sign "Narvik". Equipment is brought up onto Island. CU. Dr. W G Penny (Atomic scientist) watching. Sailors and soldiers unpack equipment and materials. Shelters are prepared. Concrete buildings are built to show the effects of the blast. Scientists leave the Island. LV Islands. LV HMS 'Campaignia'. SV Scientist checks measuring equipment. CU of clock ticking down to explosion. Explosion! Troops on board ship stand with their back to the explosion. SV. Rear Admiral A.D. Torlesse and Dr. Penny with back to Blast they turn SV. Dr. Penny and admiral Torlesse. The troops turn to look at the explosion. Shot of mushroom cloud (not very well formed). People watch the cloud. Shot of cloud.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:24:00 / 01:50:04:00
    52/100 G (Selected Originals)
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    52/100 G
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    War & Revolution Science & Technology
    Maralinga atomic bomb tests Untitled Workspace
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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