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  • Short Summary

    American Navy men visit Bikini island.

  • Description

    Bikini Islands, Pacific.

    Map locating Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. Air shots of the sea and long beaches. View of beach fringed with palm trees. Islanders' huts. Native fishermen. Various shots of native men and women - good shots. Back shot of the people watching American ship approaching. Ship with US flag flying. Various shots of the American navy men talking to the villagers seated on ground in front of them. Interpreter translates what they are saying, villagers listening. American soldier surrounded by girls taking his dentures out and puts them back into his mouth, girls giggling. Various shots of the native men getting onboard landing craft. Women waving from shore as the craft leaves. Men waving from the landing craft.

    Note - date found in the old record 27/03/1946. Old record states that the people were evacuated from the island for atomic tests to take place.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2191.15
    Media URN:
    64493
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1946
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:35:00 / 01:40:36:00
    Canister:
    UN 1364 E

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