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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Oct 6, 2018.
Fascinating and chilling at the same time...
This is tricky because the subject is atomic testing in Australia but the footage looks like its mostly from the US tests at Bikini Atoll, which is an entirely different event.
There was a caretaker in a school I worked in 20 or so years ago who had been on Christmas Island (he was in the army) when the Tests were carried out. He said that he saw his hand's bones through his closed eyes, whilst facing away.
Just as the veterans say in the video. Scary. Lots of his contemporaries died of cancer since, he told me at the time.
Is that maybe just that the US footage is cheap for a media company to use? Or that UK/Australian testing wasn't filmed?
Could be laziness... but the interviews are genuine yeah?
Regardless of the origins of the video it lets people know what happened and it is horrific. It certainly makes you stop and think of the fear they must have felt.
Not disputing the history or the testimony but the use of archive footage is misleading and I think the filmmakers were being lazy or irresponsible. They make it look like the US Air Force is nuking Australia for cryin' out loud.