Animals caged near France's third atomic test in the Sahara were flown to Paris, Dec. 28, for examination by radiation experts.
LV. Plane arrived at Le Bourget.
SV. Nose of Freight plane opened.
SV. Rabbits in case inside plane.
SV. Press and soldiers look on.
SV. Unloading small cases from plane containing animals.
CU Ditto...guinea pigs.
SCU. Rats in cage.
SV. Large cage with goat being moved out of plane.
CU. Goat in cage.
CU Tortoise in cage.
CU More guinea pigs in cage.
LV Lorry alongside plane being loaded with animals.
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Background: Animals caged near France's third atomic test in the Sahara were flown to Paris, Dec. 28, for examination by radiation experts.
The animals included rabbits, rats, mice, guinea-pigs, a goat, and tortoises.
Before the test began, the rat stand mice were given various chemicals aimed reducing the effects of radiation.
A chain of protest followed in several countries over the atomic test, especially as France is the only country in the world now openly engaged in nuclear explosions. Some reports said a fourth test in the Sahara was set early in the New Year.