• Short Summary

    Various shots of preparations and explosion of an atom bomb in Australia.

  • Description

    PENNEY DR. W.G. BRITAIN'S TOP ATOMIC SCIENTIST KNIGHTED - NOW SIR WILLIAM PENNEY. SECOND ATOM BOMB EXPLOSION IN WOOMERA.

    Woomera, Australia.

    GV. Pan desert scenes showing Malga trees.

    Shot of bomb exploding and mushroom cloud rising.

    3 weeks previously - library footage of Sir William Penney putting on bush hat alongside York aircraft. Penney posing for photographers (S.V.) SV. Progress experts looking at charts. CU. Pan, progress experts looking at charts. Steel tower in testing area. Duncan Sandys visits.

    Film cameras are set up to record explosion. SV. Newspaper headline. Atom Men await right wind. GV. Dust storm on airfield. English and Australians working together to check data. CU. Mr. H. Ashton. (An Australian Expert.) Balloons set off to check air conditions.

    SV. Penney awaiting explosion. LV. Explosion. Penney in foreground. LV. Explosion and Penney gives O.K. signal hit by blast. Rockets fired into radioactive centre of cloud. Various shots of the smoke cloud. Men look at the cloud through binoculars and sunglasses.

    (Dupe. Neg. - (Title E.)

    Note: Not available for Stills or T.V. - C.O.I. letter dated 14 12 53 for Newsreel only

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    138.10
    Media URN:
    29137
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:43:00 / 01:45:53:00
    Canister:
    54/7

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