Material relating to newsreel story "A-Bomb Close Up" - 52/36.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "A-Bomb Close Up" 52/36.
Some different material from the newsreel - American voiceover.
(Original American title - superimposed - Biggest U.S. Atom Blast!)
Yucca Flats, Nevada, United States of America. Atomic bomb tests.
Coaches carrying journalists arrive at atomic test site. Security men stop coach. Journalists get off. CU Sign "US Atomic Energy Commission - Nevada Proving Ground - Camp Mercury". CU sign "Secrecy is the word to Remember". Journalists get off bus and gather for test. LV. Lorry loads of troops moving into position. GV. Troops marching towards slit trenches. GV. Troops marching towards slit trenches, helicopter overhead. Aerial, target area on marked on ground. This is a test for an air burst weapon. MV. Men marching into slit trenches. SV. G.I.s in slit trenches. CU. Two G.I.s in trench. SV. Two G.I.s in slit trench. CU. G.I. holding helmet in trench. SV. G.I.s holding on helmets. CU. Wrist watch. Aerial, target area on marked on ground. MV Cameraman with film camera. CU. G.I. LV. Officer putting on goggles.
GV. Explosion - no sound. CU. Smoke of mushroom cloud. Explosion, camera rocks. LV. Pan up column of smoke to mushroom. LV. Slow motion: A-bomb explodes, bending rocket trails and explosion. Good shots of the flash shown on soldiers sitting watching.
G.I.s looking at smoke. SV. Two G.I.s in slit trench looking at smoke of bomb. LV. Troops marching into affected area. SV. G.I. using Geiger counter. LV Troops marching forwards. Aeroplane flies overhead parachutes open below it. Parachutists land and move off. Pan up mushroom cloud from Atomic bomb.