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Title:OPERATION TOTEM RUSHES: ROUND ONE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AWE 54
Other titles:BRITAIN'S ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Rushes from round one of Operation Totem, codenamed T1, conducted in October 1953 at Emu Field in Australia.
Description: Reel one: Features the burst, blast wave, fireball and subsequent mushroom cloud formation. Filmed using a 12" lens.
Reel two: Long distant ground level view of burst, blast wave, fireball and mushroom cloud. Features the so called Wilson cloud effect. Filmed using 100mm, 50mm and 28mm lens.
Reel three: Relatively close views of burst, blast wave, fireball and mushroom cloud. Filmed using a 6" lens.
Reel four: Dramatic shots of burst, fireball and mushroom cloud. Filmed using a 6" lens.
Reel five: Distant views of burst, blast wave and fireball, followed the initial stages of the cloud formation. Includes indications of temperature inversion and the appearance of the so called Wilson cloud effect. Filmed using a 28mm lens