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Title:OPERATION HURRICANE RUSHES FEATURING HMS CAMPANIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AWE 56
Other titles:BRITAIN'S ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Rushes from Operation Hurricane, conducted off the Montebello Islands in October 1952.
Description: Reel one: Footage filmed by Crown Film Unit onboard HMS Campania, of the "Crossing the Line" ceremony, an initiation rite observed by the Royal Navy, which marks a sailor's first crossing of the Equator by sea. Includes land shots of Mauritus. Filmed by Teddy Catford and produced by Ronnie Stark.
Reel two: Views of mushroom cloud development as seen from the decks of HMS Campania
Reel three: Burst and mushroom cloud development as viewed from Hermite Island, followed by views of burst as seen from onboard HMS Campania, plus personnel onboard the Campania.