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    Allied soldiers and scientists observe a Nuclear weapons test near Maralinga.

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    Pinewood Stock Cans material -

    Possibly Australia. Allied soldiers and scientists observe a Nuclear weapons test near Maralinga.

    VS Scientists arrive by plane and are met by military officers. MS Road sign pointing to 'London Road'. VS of hangers and barracks built from corrugated iron. CU sign 'Maralinga Village Post Office'. MS man removing letters from small Post Box. VS scenes around camp - man having hair cut, cooks preparing food for canteen, soldiers eating. VS a Landrover is driven at speed across sandy land. Aerial views of military camp. Aerial views of military airfield. MS tank moving across ground. VS of soldiers preparing field artillery guns. VS of tanks and artillery firing shells. Guns are moved into position. VS of construction work underway with bulldozers - appears like shelters are being built. Various structures are built. VS of models of trucks, railway lines, guns, men etc are placed on ground. VS of dummies being placed around. A camera is set up to record what will happen to them. Various recording and measuring devices are put in place. Technicians remove covers from testing devices. Scientists look at maps of test area. VS of Bomber - possibly a Victor - on runway and taking off. More shots of people making preparations for test. Different pieces of military hardware are placed out in open air to see how they with stand explosion. LS of plane flying overhead. Flash of Atomic explosion. Shots of soldiers facing away from explosion. They turn to watch the growing mushroom cloud of the nuclear test - looks like a groundburst explosion. LS of flash and explosion and cloud. VS of plane taking office. Aerial views of test site. Shots of crater. VS of plane on airfield. Scientists remove samples and test materials. VS of men in nuclear safety suits and gas masks go out to retrieve recording devices. Shots of damage to vehicles and weapons.

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    Film ID:
    3342.05
    Media URN:
    91970
    Group:
    Pinewood stock cans
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:44:00 / 01:42:10:00
    Canister:
    PSC 20 A

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