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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MONTE BELLO [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Short sequence showing the site of the test and slow motion film of the explosion and subsequent mushroom cloud.
Description: Views of cliffy island coastline. MS of task force flagship, HMS Narvik, underway. Further views of the coastline and group of huts near the shore - the control site on Hermite Island ? LS of Narvik. LS from high ground to the huts near the shoreline. Cut to XCU of the trigger button as it is pressed - the operator starts the countdown. LS of the bomb tower and slow motion of the explosion and growth of the fireball, cutting to a more distant perspective for the appearance of the characteristic mushroom cloud. Final XLS of the cloud from one of the ships out at sea.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 274 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: there were two tests in the 'Mosaic' trials in the Monte Bello Islands in May, 1956. This is probably a record of the smaller of the two, the 15 kiloton G1, detonated on 16 May. G2 followed two weeks later, and was a 98 kiloton bomb