GAUMONT BRITISH NEWS ISSUE 2228 (item) [Main Title]
"Zero Hour in Doomtown." Coverage of an atomic bomb test at the Nevada test site in America.
The film shows typical American houses erected in the vicinity of the target area with mannequins in the rooms, in shelters and in the open. Troops are also dug in and at a safer distance newsmen. The bomb is detonated just before dawn. The troops move into the area firing their weapons as part of the exercise. Some of the damage to the buildings and the mannequins is shown being inspected the next day. Further shots of the detonation show the troops being showered with dust after the initial heat flash has passed and a number of automatic camera shots show buildings being scorched and then blasted away.