The effects of atomic weapons on troops in the field (C1089)

Accession Number F03018
Collection type Film
Measurement 29 min 46 sec
Object type Training and Technical films
Physical description 16mm/Colour/sound
Maker National Interest Pictures
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1954
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A British military training film produced by National Interest Picture Productions Ltd for the Army Kinema, Corporation. Uses animated diagrams and soldier actors to show the effects to be expected from a 20 kiloton atomic weapon burst at 200 ft above ground level on troops in the field. It relates these effects to distance from ground zero and to some examples of defences and posItions in the field. Demonstrates how casualties can be reduced if correct safety precautions are taken.

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