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    Yucca Flats, Nevada, U.S.A.: GV Atom bomb blast illuminating Desert. CU Sign 'U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, NEVADA TEST SITE, MERCURY, NEVADA 5 MILES' LV Pylon from which the Atomic Device is exploded. GV Pan Mass of Observers of site. GV Dwellings. SV A two-storey house. SV Models of a Mother & her family in room. CU Models of children. SCU Food in cupboard labelled 'FOOD TEST PROGRAMME' SV Models of children standing by an automatic camera in room. CU Automatic camera. LV The Atom device is exploded. Shot Men in trench illuminated by Atomic glare. LV Atomic explosion mushrooming. SV Observers gathered behind sand-bank, are covered with dust from shock wave. LV The Atomic mushroom rising. GV Wrecked home. SV Ditto - showing wrecked car. CU Devastation. Int. V Damaged house. TV Buildings & Power Lines damaged in street. SV Smashed house. SCU Looking through broken windows of house showing dummies inside.

    Int. V Dummies lying around in damage. GV More damage. Remote control camera - showing house hit by blast. Another V Ditto. Int. V Dummies behind venetian blind as atom blast goes off. Remote control camera - showing effect of blast on Power installation. Remote control camera - showing house being blasted. Another V Ditto. GV Pan Atomic cloud dispersing.

    GOOD SCENES. GV Atomic cloud rising. CU Top of mushroom. SV Pan Up Atomic cloud. LV Tanks firing guns. Extreme LV Helicopters flying towards radio-active area. GV Atomic cloud dispersing. GV Jeeps pulling into the contaminated area to check for dangerous radiation. CU Man putting on protective mask. SV Men going over countryside with geiger-counters. Extreme LV Lorries in convoy taking up positions in Desert. Extreme LV Line of tanks in position in Desert. GV Observers being briefed. SCU Man fixing long range cameras. CU Another long-range camera. SV T.V. camera. CU Man adjusting tape-recorder. LV Observers seated. SCU Observers putting on eye masks. CU Ditto. GV Location. Shot Looking at window of house SV Observers looking through window of house. CU Man covering over models of 2 girls in bed.

    Atomic Energy; Munitions and Armaments; United States of America



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