Civil Defence in Action: Headquarters

1962

A documentary depicting the operations of Civil Defence Corps headquarters.

Depicting the work of Civil Defence Corps headquarters, the documentary illustrates coordination and signal control operations in the aftermath of a nuclear attack. With a dramatised narrative featuring survivors fleeing for safety, the film depicts the various roles and tasks carried out at the headquarters, and shows the mobile control units which can quickly replace external control centres destroyed or damaged in an attack. Out in the field, the headquarters rely on the work of the control and welfare sectors, as well as the laying of field cables for efficient communication and the involvement of reconnaissance teams sent to assess damage levels and measure radioactivity. Back at headquarters, the Scientific Intelligence Officer predicts possible fallout risks to assist with planning, whilst a special information point is set up to deal with outside services. Taking into account all the information gathered, the commanding officer can then deploy the necessary life-saving units to affected areas.

Keywords

Civil defence; Cold War; Nuclear attacks

  • Sponsor : Middlesex County Council Civil Defence Corps

  • Production company : SJB Film Unit

  • Director : Brian Grainger

  • Script : Brian Grainger

  • Script : Derrick Trueman

  • Assistant director : Derrick Trueman

  • Camera : Blair Nisbet

  • Editor : Norman Groom

  • Continuity : Anne Webb

  • Commentator : Ron Prime

  • Other : Jim Royer (lighting)

Manifestations

Civil Defence in Action: Headquarters

  • Barcode
    INV341205
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:08
    Modification Date
    15/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    731826
  • Barcode
    INV332399
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:08
    Modification Date
    15/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    731825
  • Barcode
    INV374517
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:08
    Modification Date
    15/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    731821
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV351712
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:08
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    708364
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV225928
    Canonical Identifier
    2010/5
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:12
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    17/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    697281

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