• Short Summary

    ALTHOUGH NOT YET CONFIRMED AS BEING THE MUCH-PUBLICIZED 50-MEGATON BOMB, THE EXPLOSION OF THE LARGEST-YET RUSSIAN NUCLEAR DEVICE WAS RECORDED AND DEMONSTRATED AGAINST IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, OCT 23.

  • Description

    ALTHOUGH NOT YET CONFIRMED AS BEING THE MUCH-PUBLICIZED 50-MEGATON BOMB, THE EXPLOSION OF THE LARGEST-YET RUSSIAN NUCLEAR DEVICE WAS RECORDED AND DEMONSTRATED AGAINST IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, OCT 23.

    SCIENTISTS AT THE DANISH SEISMOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE IN COPENHAGEN RECORDED A GIANT EXPLOSION IN THE EARLY HOURS OF OCT. 23, BUT THEY, IN COMMON WITH AMERICAN SEISMOLOGISTS, BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS NOT THE EXPECTED 50-MEGATON BOMB PROMISED BY SOVIET PRIME MINISTER KHRUSHCHEV.

    DENMARK'S NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT ORGANISATION HAS ASKED ITS 10,000 MEMBERS TO BOMBARD THE SOVIET EMBASSY IN COPENHAGEN WITH LETTERS OF PROTEST AGAINST THE PROJECTED 50-MEGATON BOMB EXPLOSION. EACH MEMBER HAS BEEN ASKED TO SEND FIVE LETTERS EVERY DAY UNTIL MR. KHRUSHCHEV RELENTS.

    ABOUT 100 YOUTHFUL DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE SOVIET EMBASSY OCT 23. SOME CLIMBED OVER THE EMBASSY WALL, PLANTED ANTI-NUCLEAR TESTING POSTERS IN THE GARDEN, AND STARTED A SIT-DOWN PROTEST. POLICE CARRIED THEM OUTSIDE THE EMBASSY GATE AND SAT THEM DOWN IN THE ROADWAY. WHEN ALL HAD BEEN EVICTED, THEY PICKED THEM UP AND BUNDLED THEM - AND THEIR SYMBOLS - INTO VANS AND DROVE THEM OFF TO THE LOCAL POLICE STATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA822JHVBJ781DHYRCTZPTE4JR2
    Media URN:
    VLVA822JHVBJ781DHYRCTZPTE4JR2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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