• Short Summary

    THE HEAVY STEEL DOORS OF A CONVERTED WARTIME AIR RAID SHELTER CLANGED SHUT ON MONDAY, BEHIND 144 VOLUNTEERS TAKING PART IN WEST GERMANY'S BIGGEST NUCLEAR WAR SURVIVAL TEST.

  • Description

    THE HEAVY STEEL DOORS OF A CONVERTED WARTIME AIR RAID SHELTER CLANGED SHUT ON MONDAY, BEHIND 144 VOLUNTEERS TAKING PART IN WEST GERMANY'S BIGGEST NUCLEAR WAR SURVIVAL TEST.

    SEALED IN THE SHELTER FOR SIX DAYS AND NIGHTS ARE 48 GIRLS AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 21 AND 48 MEN AND 48 WOMEN AGED BETWEEN 50 AND 67.

    DOCTORS OF "THE FEDERAL OFFICE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE CIVIL POPULATION" WILL KEEP THEM UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE TO STUDY THEIR RESISTANCE TO PROLONGED ISOLATION. THE EXPERIMENT WILL ALSO TEST METHODS OF SUPPLYING BUNKERS WITH FOOD AND WATER AND THE SANITARY ARRANGEMENTS OF BUNKERS OCCUPIED BY LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE FOR LONG PERIODS.

    THEY ARE LIVING ON A 2,000 CALORIE A DAY DIET (FROM TINS AND TUBES) OF GOULASH, BEANS, BACON, SAUSAGE, PEAS, BREAD AND MARMALADE. THEY HAVE BOOKS, CHESS, CARDS AND BOARD GAMES TO OCCUPY THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABC3UEV6Y0NCA9U9XP414QIZJG
    Media URN:
    VLVABC3UEV6Y0NCA9U9XP414QIZJG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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