• Short Summary

    Swedish troops have started training under atom warfare conditions. Filmed recently at Gotland Island, Sweden,?

  • Description

    1.
    L.V. TROOPS IN RUBBER PROTECTIVE SUITS.
    2 ft

    2.
    S.V. TROOPS IN PUTTING ON GAS MASKS.
    2 ft

    3.
    C.U.PAN TROOPS PULLING UP PROTECTIVE HEAD-NEAR
    4 ft

    4.
    S.V. THE CONTAINER OF RADIO ACTIVE DUST.
    2 ft

    5.
    L.V. EXPLOSION.
    1 ft

    6.
    L.V. PAN TROOPS IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING RUN TOWARDS AFFECTED AREA.
    2 ft

    7.
    L.V. SOLDIER MAKING OFF AFFECTED AREA.
    2 ft

    8.
    C.U. DITTO.
    1 ft

    9.
    L.V.PAN SOLDIER IS CARRIED FROM AFFECTED AREA.
    3 ft

    10.
    C.U. SOLDIERS APPLY FIRST AID.
    2 ft

    11.
    L.V. DITTO.
    5 ft

    12.
    L.V. SOLDIERS CLEANING CLOTHING AFTER LEAVING AFFECTED AREA.
    3 ft

    13.
    S.V. DITTO.
    2.5 ft

    14.
    G.V. DITTO.
    2.5 ft

    15.
    L.V. TROOPS CLEANING LORRY FROM AFFECTED AREA.
    3 ft

    16.
    G.V. DITTO.
    2 ft



    Initials D.C/CW W.S./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Swedish troops have started training under atom warfare conditions. Filmed recently at Gotland Island, Sweden, they were even subjected to a fall-out of radio active dust.

    The dust, prepared by the Swedish Atom Research Establishment Stockholm, was taken to the island in a lead container. The radio activity, however, was not strong enough to cause harm.

    Part of the exercise was a clean up after the fall out by the soldiers, who work rubber atom-proof suits.

    The Swedes are reported to have started the training as a result of continued Soviet atom tests at Novaja Zemlja, only 122 miles from the Swedish border.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACH8CV2BYFJ6U1G65RXE6PJBH4
    Media URN:
    VLVACH8CV2BYFJ6U1G65RXE6PJBH4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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