• Short Summary

    Scenes showing the "Nike" guided missile in action.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Begins with written title which reads: "Top secret films -- just released -- reveal a revolutionary guided missile that intercepts and destroys a B-29 bomber before your eyes in one of the most remarkable aerial scenes ever made."

    LV. SV. "Nike" Rocket being towed to firing ramp. Sv. Rocket stops for fuelling. SV. A/S. Men refuelling rocket. SV. Nike being moved into firing position. Sv. Final adjustments being made.

    Sv. Radar operator at work. Sv. Radar locator in operation. CU. LV. Man at computer. GV. Plotting room. SV. Officer shouting off seconds - 20 to 0. CU. Dial ticking off seconds. SV. Plotting table. SV. Officer counting. SV.Hand on firing switch. CU. Type counting. CU. Hands firing rocket. SV. Officer watching rocket through glasses. LV.Rocket taking off. SV. Radar tracking rocket. SV. Officer announces interception time. CU. Dial. SV. B.29 in flight. GV. Plotting room. SV. Plotting table. CU. Graph showing interception. SV. Plane in flight and hit by rocket. Plane falls to the ground on fire.

    Story has original American voiceover. Super dramatic music throughout.

    (F.G.) (Orig. A.)

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    134.16
    Media URN:
    29097
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:07:00 / 01:44:29:00
    Canister:
    54/3

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