• Short Summary

    Most people remember the part the Royal Observer Corps played during the war in plotting/raiders, helping distressed aircraft and reporting the weather.

  • Description

    Most people remember the part the Royal Observer Corps played during the war in plotting/raiders, helping distressed aircraft and reporting the weather. If war came again, it would have the new responsibility of observing nuclear explosions and fall-out, and the first of the new observation posts, near Farnham in Surrey, was on show today. The watch for low-level air attacks is maintained much as before.

    An atomic flash, burning a hole through a pinhole on the "ground zero indicator," would record its own height and direction. And the R.O.C. Commandant, Air Commodore Simpson, took our reporter John Tidmarsh down into the new underground post from which, through remote instruments, observers could monitor the radio-activity in the air in a nuclear attack.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB68EMDEOJOEN4RTSEKMGTZ5FJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB68EMDEOJOEN4RTSEKMGTZ5FJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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