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  • Short Summary

    American army evacuates islanders from Bikini Atoll - to use the island for Atomic Bomb testing.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Ronerik Atoll (aka Rongerik island), Marianas Islands (Marshall Islands, Micronesia).

    According to original dope sheet 100 inhabitants were moved from Bikini Atoll to Ronerik Atoll - Bikini Atoll is to be used by Americans for atomic bomb tests (Operation Crossroads).

    Aerial shot of tropical island. Point of view shots as seaplane lands. M/S as soldiers get off landing craft, pan to American flag. Various shots island's inhabitants weaving straw baskets. Various shots canvas huts and palm trees - islanders' new settlement erected by American army. C/U picture of stork on canvas (part of landing craft) pan up to American soldier holding up 3 fingers. M/S American flag. M/S US navy officer shaking hands with inhabitants. Various shots straw hut village. Various shots navy officer with local kids. Panning shots village and landing craft. M/S American flag.

    Date on original record is 24/04/1946.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:14:00 / 01:58:30:00
    UN 1386 B

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