• Short Summary

    SEVEN FRENCH WOMEN WHO ARE TO BE LOCKED TOGETHER IN A CAVE FOR 15 DAYS HAD BEEN IN THEIR CAVE ONLY THREE HOURS TODAY (TUESDAY) WHEN THEY HAD THEIR FIRST WORRY - THEY WERE CONCERNED THAT THEIR HANDS WOULD GET DIRTY.

  • Description

    SEVEN FRENCH WOMEN WHO ARE TO BE LOCKED TOGETHER IN A CAVE FOR 15 DAYS HAD BEEN IN THEIR CAVE ONLY THREE HOURS TODAY (TUESDAY) WHEN THEY HAD THEIR FIRST WORRY - THEY WERE CONCERNED THAT THEIR HANDS WOULD GET DIRTY. THE WOMEN, AGED BETWEEN 21 AND 36, VOLUNTEERED TO SPEND TWO WEEKS IN A CAVE TOGETHER TO ALLOW SCIENTISTS TO STUDY THEIR REACTIONS.

    EARLY IN THIS MORNING, THREE HOURS AFTER THE WOMEN WERE SEALED IN THE CAVE, THEY ASKED FOR GLOVES SO THEY COULD KEEP THEIR HANDS CLEAN.

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED BY THE CONFINEMENT IS HOW THE WOMEN WILL GET IN WITH EACH OTHER. THEY HAVE NEVER MET BEFORE. THEY HAVE ONLY CAMP BEDS TO SLEEP AND SIT ON, AND THEIR FOOD HAS BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY RATIONED. THEY ARE EQUIPPED WIT METERED TORCHES TO SHOW WHICH OF THEM CAN STAND DARKNESS THE MOST.

    AS WELL AS DARKNESS, THE SEVEN VOLUNTEERS ALSO HAVE TO CONTEND WITH CHILL DAMPNESS, AND WATER DRIPS CEASELESSLY FROM THE ROOF OF THE CAVE.

    A DOCTOR IS ON HAND AROUND THE CLOCK AND THE WOMEN CAN BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE, ALTHOUGH IN THEORY THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD DURING THEIR ENTOMBMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9U9M9TQR946EVKMZEWTPJLGU6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9U9M9TQR946EVKMZEWTPJLGU6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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