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Title:OPERATION GRAPPLE Z RUSHES: ROUND FOUR [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AWE 65
Other titles:BRITAIN'S ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Rushes from round four (codename Burgee) of Operation Grapple Z, a series of atomic weapons trials conducted on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean, in the summer of 1958.
Description: Reel one: Heavily filtered views of the detonation and subsequent fireball. Shows clearly the balloon cable below the point of detonation and the formation of the so-called Wilson cloud effect. Filmed using a Vinten 300 camera.
Reel two: Views of developing mushroom cloud, filmed from different angles using different lenses. Filmed using a Cameflex camera.