- Title: CF999
De-classified footage of preparation for an atomic bomb test – fuel, bomb loading. Engineers stand around talking. Missile fitted with nose cone. Missile launch. VS close up of nose cone.
Aerial view damage caused by atomic bomb. VS completely flattened buildings in unnamed Japanese city. Burned out bus. Titles: Your Civil Defense. CU framed photograph of hydrogen bomb exploding. Man / presenter talks about “the strange menace of fallout”. VS Northern Canada. US early warning system buildings. Soldier checks man’s pass. Graphic map showing lines of defence. Ship at sea, reconnaissance plane, man takes readings. D
Pan around office at North American Air Defence Command. Man takes message, low angle shot of radio mast. Man talks into microphone at radio station. VS people at work at command centre. Good shot of woman sticking pins into map on wall. Busy street, la shot of huge lorry driving around bend to camera. Pan across dam with streams of water falling into foaming mass of water. Food and medical supplies being delivered to secret underground bunkers. Stockpiling. People demonstrate how an entire hospital can be set up quickly.
Engineering equipment being stockpiled. Computer centre. Man sets up magnetic tape. Training course, man shows an instrument for measuring atomic fallout radiation. Pan down tower at monitoring station. Nuclear shelters being built. Children eating in dormitory. DIY early warning light flashing. Graphic map showing the striking range of a nuclear attack. “Then only the self-sufficient will survive”. Graphic map with the words “survival plans” overlaid. Low angle shot of firefighters sliding down pole. Two police motorcyclists along completely empty city street – evacuation policy. Two men out of car and into nuclear bunker.
Woman goes through records on microfiche. Family in underground nuclear bunker / fallout shelter. Shelves full of tinned food. Girl winds up battery radio. Man / father reads through survival plans leaflet. Woman gives first aid lesson. Slowly spinning air raid siren. Man talks to camera about civil defence.
- Keywords: USA, COLD WAR, ROCKETS, NUCLEAR WAR, CIVIL DEFENCE, ATOM BOMB, FAMILY LIFE
- Master Title:CF999