• Short Summary

    Public launching of the Snark guided missile in Florida.

  • Description

    Florida, United States of America (USA).

    GV. Snark missile on launching ramp. GV. Building at test centre with radar equipment on top. SV. Another building with large window. GV. Interior, pan showing test room, people at desks etc. GV. Three men about to put things into box on wall. CU. Box plugged in two small gadgets which fire the booster rockets of the missile. GV. Three men at panels. CU. Panel showing a destruction button if anything goes wrong. SV. Large camera being prepared. SCU. Radar controlled camera. GV. Another large camera. AS. Radar scanners on top of building. SV. Man at large control panel as counting begins. SCU. Man at large camera. SCU. Men at radar screen. CU. Man at camera. CU. Camera lens. SC. Interior with men at controls. GV. Large room with men at the controls. SV. Men at controls. GV. Rocket, missile fires and starts to move off as we follow it into the sky. GV. Rocket booster fall to the earth and one just misses the camera. GV. Missile in flight. GV. Pan across map showing route of the guided missile from Florida, across a string of island and five thousand miles onto Ascension Island in the Atlantic. GV. Ascension Island, shot taken from the air. GV. Front of the islands, showing American and British flags flying. SCU. Missile in flight. GV. Interior of the control tower with men at the controls monitoring and directing the missile. CU. Man with tape recording outfit on wall. GV. Missile in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:40:00 / 01:44:13:00

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