• Short Summary

    AN EARLY MORNING ATOM ATTACK ON THE VERY HEART OF HUNGARY'S BORSOD COMITAT - THIS WAS THE ONE ELEMENT OF FICTION IN A MASSIVE CIVIL DEFENCE OPERATION STAGED RECENTLY BY THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    AN EARLY MORNING ATOM ATTACK ON THE VERY HEART OF HUNGARY'S BORSOD COMITAT - THIS WAS THE ONE ELEMENT OF FICTION IN A MASSIVE CIVIL DEFENCE OPERATION STAGED RECENTLY BY THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT.

    REPOTS OF THE SUPPOSED ATOM BLOW REACH CIVIL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, AND AN EXERCISE OF INTENSE IMPORTANCE IS UNDERWAY. ON THE BASIS OF THE PREVAILING WIND DIRECTION THE TECHNICIANS CALCULATE WHEN, AND WHICH, TOWNS AND VILLAGES WILL BE THREATENED BY THE DEADLY RADIOACTIVITY CLOUDS.

    THE VILLAGE OF SAJOLAD IS SELECTED, AND QUICKLY PLACED IN ISOLATION. FURTHER AWAY, SAJOPETRI HAS ONE HOUR FOR THE TRANSFER OF INHABITANTS TO A PLACE OF SAFETY. IN FACT THE OPERATION IS COMPLETED WITHIN 40 MINUTES.

    THE FIRST VITAL STEPS ARE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY FIRST-AID MANOEUVRES. EVERY HOSPITAL, EVERY HALL, EVERY SCHOOLROOM BECOMES A CENTRE FOR MEDICAL AID AND EMERGENCY SURGERY. ONLY THE SERIOUSLY INJURED REACH THE OPERATING TABLE.

    THEN, THE CLEARING UP. THE SIMPLE ACT OF BOILING THE CLOTHES AND WASHING THE BODY WILL REMOVE A GREAT DEAL OF THE RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION. AND IN THE CONTAMINATED AREA, SQUADS OF PROTECTIVELY-CLOTHING WORKERS CLEAN THE GROUND AND AIR BY SPRAYING WITH CHEMICAL DISPERSANTS. AS THE RADIATION-LEVEL FALLS IT IS CONSTANTLY MONITORED BY EARTH AND AIR INSTRUMENTS - WAITING FOR THE MOMENT WHEN IT IS SAFE FOR THE 17,000 SURVIVORS OF THIS EXERCISE TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4TD9KWG5ZV5JHV9Y6JSEEL9BM
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TD9KWG5ZV5JHV9Y6JSEEL9BM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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