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    Pathe and Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall look into Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament

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    Full title reads: "H Bomb or Sanity".
    Introductory Intertitle reads: "Millions now say governments must unite for one end - there must NEVER BE a nuclear war."

    Pathe and Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall look into Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament

    Various shots of destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan after the detonation of the atomic bomb. Shots of British soldiers watching Hydrogen bomb tests. LV Mushroom cloud rises in the air over Christmas Island. Aerial view of St. Paul's Cathedral. LS of Houses of Parliament from across River Thames in London. Street scenes in London. Various shots of long range bombers flying in the sky. Aerial views over Paris, France. Shots of people enjoying themselves in Paris club. MV of British military Bloodhound rocket being launched. Shots of missile test launch - it bursts into flames on the launch pad. Soviet dog - Laika - being fixed into her satellite. Russian rocket launched. Russians watching Sputnik with telescopes. American missiles on show. Shots of Japanese city after nuclear bombing. Shots of discussions in United Nations (UN). Shots of Soviet leaders making speeches. Angle shots of radio masts. Shots of NATO meeting (including Harold Macmillan). Military parade in Red Square, Moscow. Shots of NATO military leaders.

    CU Book written by Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall - "Defence in the Nuclear Age". SV Sir Stephen: "Now, of course, it is easy enough to knock down the present defence system, but the question is, can one find a better one. I think one can, in fact I think I've done it. The basis of my new idea is that Great Britain in collaboration with other like-minded nations should announce that we will not use nuclear energy for military purposes, that's the key statement. All I can say now is that it is time we took Milton's advice and let England show her presence by teaching other nations how to live, before these terrible weapons in the hands of ten, twenty or thirty nations, weapons which if used, would cause unimaginable destruction and produce terrible effects on generations as yet unborn".

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
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    01:33:20:00 / 01:37:05:00

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