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  • Short Summary

    Gurkhas and paratroopers on manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Gurkhas in nuclear exercise, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

    Various shots of large explosion - it is supposed to simulate a nuclear explosion. Ground to air shots of paratroopers leaving aircraft, pan down as they descend. LS troops running along grassy ridge.

    Various shots Gurkhas in combat dress eating food from mess cans. Various shots Gurkhas eating food. Various shots Gurkhas in foxhole firing new rifle. Various shots Gurkha soldier sharpening his knife.

    Various shots Gurkhas during exercise: they jump in & out of foxholes & run about derelict house. CU Gurkha with knife in his mouth. LS simulated nuclear explosion. LS paratroopers landing. Various shots Gurkha troops & paratroopers on exercise.

    Date on dope sheet is 30/08/1962.


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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3074.19
    Media URN:
    87207
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1962
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:57:00 / 01:50:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 3662 A

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