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Title:OPERATION BUFFALO RUSHES - ROUND TWO [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AWE 41
Other titles:BRITAIN'S ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Rushes from round two of Operation Buffalo, code name Marcoo, conducted at Maralinga on 4 October 1956.
Description: Reel one: Long distance view of mushroom cloud formation.
Reel two: Long distance view of mushroom cloud formation, filmed using a 50mm lens.
Reel three: Tracking formation of mushroom cloud, filmed using a 6" lens.
Reel four: Development of mushroom cloud as filmed by unmanned static camera, mounted to Camera Set Eagle, the nearest camera tower to the detonation point. Filmed using a 25mm lens.
Reel five: AWRE Film Unit cameramen Charles Reddie, Bert Grange and Graham Driscoll operating still cameras with mushroom cloud in the background. Wide shot of cloud well after the event. Cloud spreading across the sky. Close up shot of people watching cloud formation. Distant shot of cloud.
Reel six: Aerial views of roadside control, north base camera towers and the crater formed by the blast.