U.S. Civil Defence Operation "Alert" U.S.A.… 1956

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    Battle Creek, Washington D C, Minneapolis, Georgia, United States of America USA.

    Transcript on file, American commentary with dramatic music.

    LS. Federal Civil Defence Administration H.Q. pan up building. CU. Sign: Federal Civil Defence Administration. MS. Activity inside headquarters. Various shots, domed radar stations in Canada. MS. Radar detector. CU. Notice on door: Restricted Area. CU. Inside the radar detector. CU. 'Spotters' seated at radar screens. CU. Radar screen. LS. Elevated, of people plotting the plane's course on huge map. Various shots, inside headquarters of message being received from plotter (Natural Sound). MS. Messages being received by the National Warning Control System. LS GV the Pentagon Various Shots officials leaving by car MS Defence Secretary Wilson leaving by car LS helicopters on lawn of Pentagon LS army officials boarding helicopter LS helicopter in flight (2 shots) VS traffic along streets VS of patients being evacuated from Minneapolis Northwestern Hospital LS the US Atomic Energy Commission installation outside Augusta, Georgia. VS traffic & pedestrians in streets of Augusta MS men talking through microphone and walkie-talkie CU post in ground: Civil Defence - state of Washington LS The Capital Building in Olympia in the state of Washington (this is not Washington DC) VS interior of the Capital Building of federal officials leaving their desks as the Alert is sounded VS officials leaving the Capital Building MS the sirens (2 shots) VS of people talking shelter on Times Square, New York CU siren LS Civil defence Secretary Peterson visits the Emergency Press HQ LS Murray Snyder, assistant White House press secretary briefing newspaper men MS people at work on tele printers CU sign: Minneapolis MS van passing camera with Department of Civil Defence written on its side LS MS slum building is set on fire and burning VS 'victims' being treated VS 'survivors' being checked for radio-active fallout MS surgeons performing 'operation' VS deserted streets CU the 'all clear' from siren VS back to normal in Times Square with traffic and crowds.

    (F.G.)

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    82505
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2828.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:13:00 / 01:17:43:00
    Canister:
    UN 2869 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 2869 A
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