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Other titles:BRITAIN'S ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Footage filmed by the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment during Britain's first atomic weapons test, Operation Hurricane, featuring ships in the lagoon at Monte Bello where the weapon was detonated onboard British frigate HMS Plym on 3 October 1952. Also included on this reel is an Australian newsreel item 'Sydney Spreads Their Wings', a story about HMAS Sydney during the Korean War. HMAS Sydney is believed to have been on exercise around Monte Bello during Operation Hurricane.