• Short Summary

    France tests its atomic bomb in the Sahara. Africa.

  • Description

    Item title reads - France now atom power.

    France tests out its atomic bomb. Sahara, North Africa.

    M/S exterior of bunker. M/S as Operational Commander General Alleret walks in, his staff stand up. M/S balloon testing direction and power of wind. M/S's of tanks and aeroplanes which will be tested for radiation. M/S three men wearing all in one decontamination suits and masks. M/S of military men waiting. C/U clock on the control panel, various interior shots of staff monitoring the process. C/U General Alleret in dark glasses. C/U pendulum swinging. M/S as he flicks switch. L/S massive explosions and cloud as bomb goes off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1666.17
    Media URN:
    52380
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:08:00 / 01:23:57:00
    Canister:
    60/15

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