• Short Summary

    A VISIT FOR NEWSMEN TO ONE OF BRITAIN'S RESEARCH CENTRES- IT'S THE DEFENCE MINISTRY'S CHEMICAL DEFENCE EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT AT PORTON.

  • Description

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    GV EXT. CHEMICAL DEFENCE ESTABLISHMENT.
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    2.
    MAN WALKS ALONG LINE OF VARIOUS GASMASKS.
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    3.
    CV GASMASKS.
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    4.
    CV SOLDIER PUTS ON GASMASK AND WEARING PROTECTIVE GARMENTS.
    0.31

    5.
    SV SOLDIER GETS ON SPECIAL BICYCLE.
    0.38

    6.
    CV SOLDIER PEDDLING.
    0.42

    7.
    SV DITTO.
    0.48

    8.
    SV CONCERTINA TYPE OF PUMP USED ON VOLUNTEER FOR REPLACING AIR IN LUNGS.
    0.55

    9.
    CV DITTO.
    1.01

    10.
    CV NEW TYPE OF INJECTION NEEDLE.
    1.09

    11.
    GV CHEMISTRY ROOM.
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    12.
    SV ASSISTANTS WEARING MASKS.
    1.19

    13.
    SV LAD GIRL PREPARES ANTIBIOTIC VACCINES.
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    Initials JRS/V/CR/LW/EEH


    EDITORS: NOT FOR USE UNTIL 1400 MAY 25 - OFFICIAL EMBARGO

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    Background: A VISIT FOR NEWSMEN TO ONE OF BRITAIN'S RESEARCH CENTRES- IT'S THE DEFENCE MINISTRY'S CHEMICAL DEFENCE EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT AT PORTON.

    MUCH OF THE WORK IS SECRET.

    THE ESTABLISHMENT IS PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR RESEARCH TO DEVELOP MEANS FOR DEFENCE AGAINST CHEMICAL WARFARE AND IT WORKS FOR ALL THREE MILITARY SERVICES AND THE CIVIL DEFENCE SERVICE.

    MUCH OF ITS WORKS IS APPLIED TO THE SOLVING OF PEACE-TIME PROBLEMS IN CIVILIAN LIFE... INCLUDING PROTECTION AGAINST POISONOUS VAPOURS AND ASSISTANCE IN THE TREATMENT OF POISONING FROM ACCIDENTS IN THE USE OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS. THE PROGRAMME OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSELY COORDINATED WITH THOSE OF SIMILAR ORGANISATIONS IN AMERICA, THE COMMONWEALTH AND NATO COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30H62BIXGQD6DAW9K85ITFSI4
    Media URN:
    VLVA30H62BIXGQD6DAW9K85ITFSI4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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