• Short Summary

    Civilians and top military officials crowded the Municipal Stadium in Taipeh, Formosa, June 14, to watch an atomic civil defence exercise, in which 2,300 civilian and military personnel took part.

  • Description

    1.
    LS Exercise ground (2 shots).
    0.06

    2.
    MS Man wearing "anti-radiation" uniform.
    0.10

    3.
    MS Women onlookers.
    0.12

    4.
    MLS People run to take shelter (2 shots).
    0.19

    5.
    CU Man besides truck.
    0.22

    6.
    CU Man enters shelter.
    0.27

    7.
    MLS Mushroom cloud.
    0.32

    8.
    LS Men lying on ground (3 shots).
    0.38

    9.
    MLS Military officials.
    0.40

    10.
    RS PAN.."Nurses and casualties".
    0.45

    11.
    MLS Ditto.
    0.47

    12.
    MS Stretcher cases.
    0.51

    13.
    MCU Generals.
    0.53

    14.
    MS Casualty into ambulance.
    0.58

    15.
    LS Crowd.
    1.00

    16.
    MS A Radiation detectors.
    1.03

    17.
    MS Onlookers.
    1.05

    18.
    MLS Checking for radiation.
    1.09



    Initials TDH/V/JF/MMcG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Civilians and top military officials crowded the Municipal Stadium in Taipeh, Formosa, June 14, to watch an atomic civil defence exercise, in which 2,300 civilian and military personnel took part.

    Held to give Formosans an understanding of atomic weapons and protective measures to be taken in the event of an attack, the exercise - code named "Ling Yun" - began with the simulation of an atomic bomb explosion. Participants in the exercise then rushed for shelter as military and civil personnel moved in to mark off the danger area, extinguished, fires, rescue the wounded, render them first aid, and remove them for further treatment.

    When the field was being cleared of victims, a team of men wearing special protective clothing moved into the dangers area to check for radiation.

    The exercise, declared a success, was the fourth in a series conducted by the National Chinese Military Command in Taipeh.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1EQQUBJT30DGAB976P6P6OORN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EQQUBJT30DGAB976P6P6OORN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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