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Title:DAMBUSTER DAM DEMOLITION TRIALS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:GOV 13
Summary: Explosive demolition tests on model dams and on an actual dam.
Description: Section 1: Model No 10 dam burst 8/9/1943. Section 2: First Nant-Y-Gro test cameras A-B-C - a large detonation is set off behind the dam, which ruptures but is not demolished (from different angles). Section 3: Second Nant-Y-Gro test (edge view) - a large explosion breaches the dam. Section 4: Model No dam burst. Section 5: Second Nant-Y-Gro test camera B - the aftermath of the previous trial from a different angle - the actual detonation has been cut from the film.