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Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Bomb No 5

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
897
Date Released
12 Aug 1946
Date submitted
8 Aug 1946
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Story of Prize Food Ship
  2. 2Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: News from Britain and Japan - Regency Cricket
  3. 3Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: News from Britain and Japan - Princess Honoured at Druid Ceremony
  4. 4Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: News from Britain and Japan - Hiroshima Anniversary
  5. 5Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Bomb No 5

Story

Story No. within this Issue
5 / 5
Section Title
Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Bikini - Atom Bomb No 5. DESCRIPTION: The latest explosion at Bikini Atoll was underwater and sent a giant water spout miles into the air. SHOTLIST: CUT STORY: KS clouds. Submarines being submerged in the Lagoon. Flag signal goes up and the men leave the atom bomb craft. Admiral Parsons boards the USS Mount McKinley - reports to Admiral Blandy. Scenes on board - scientists to secret room etc. Men with binoculars and camera on deck. Checking clocks etc. in Control Room. CU clock with hand moving through seconds of countdown. Dr Holloway moves a switch. CU man counting. GS of explosion - camera turning. GS explosion - gigantic water spout. Radio-controlled plane in flight. LS explosion. Different view of explosion as taken from plane. Plane passes cloud. Aerial view of explosion. Huge wave approaches ships at anchor - LS. LS target ships. Scenes of explosion as taken from tower of Bikini. Wave towards camera. Testing radio-activity with Geiger counters. Destroyer Hughes sinking. Nagato (battleship) was listing. Two air views of Saratoga (aircraft carrier) sinking. GS plane in flight. Cameramen in plane. GS of explosion as taken from plane - very good.
Keywords
Weapons; Nuclear energy
Footage sources
USM?
Card file number
47308
Credits:
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
482
Story extras:

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