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Title:OPERATION TOTEM RUSHES: ROUND TWO [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AWE 55
Other titles:BRITAIN'S ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Rushes from round two of Operation Totem, codenamed T2, conducted in October 1953 at Emu Field in Australia.
Description: Reel one: Filmed at ground level, shows burst and unusual mushroom cloud formation. Filmed using 75mm, 50mm and 28mm lenses.
Reel two: Detailed views of initial burst, fireball and subsequent mushroom formation. Filmed using a Vinten 300 camera fitted with a 6" lens.
Reel three: Close views of burst, blast wave and fireball, followed by initial stages of mushroom cloud formation. Good quality footage.
Reel four: Relatively close views of burst and fireball, followed by initial stages of mushroom cloud formation. Filmed using a Vinten 300 camera fitted with a 20" lens.