• Short Summary

    ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO PEOPLE EMERGED TODAY (SUNDAY) FROM THE CONVERTED WARTIME AIR RAID SHELTER IN WHICH THEY HAD SPENT A WEEK PARTICIPATING IN AN EXPERIMENT TESTING THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REACTIONS OF PEOPLE SUBJECTED TO CONFINEMENT IN NUCLEAR-FALLOUT SHELTERS.

  • Description

    ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO PEOPLE EMERGED TODAY (SUNDAY) FROM THE CONVERTED WARTIME AIR RAID SHELTER IN WHICH THEY HAD SPENT A WEEK PARTICIPATING IN AN EXPERIMENT TESTING THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REACTIONS OF PEOPLE SUBJECTED TO CONFINEMENT IN NUCLEAR-FALLOUT SHELTERS.

    MOST OF THEM WORE SUNGLASSES TO PROTECT THEIR EYES FROM THE HARSH LIGHT OF DAY AS THEY CAME OUT. WHILE IN THE SHELTER THEY WERE LIVING ON A TWO THOUSAND CALORIE - A - DAY DIET. THIS CONSISTED MAINLY OF TINNED FOODS SUCH AS GOULASH, BEANS, BACON, SAUSAGES, PEAS, BREAD AND MARMALADE.

    DOCTORS, WHO KEPT THE PARTICIPANTS CONTINUALLY UNDER OBSERVATION THROUGHOUT THE TEST HAVE DECLARED THE EXPERIMENT A SUCCESS.

    ON THE LAST DAY A MORALE BOOSTER FOR THEM ALL AS THEY RECEIVED THEIR WAGES - ABOUT THIRTY POUNDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7HS2W099FQA7CFJ09P99XACQI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7HS2W099FQA7CFJ09P99XACQI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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