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ITN Reporting 66: Search for missing H-bomb after B-52 plane crash in Spain

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Report on the aftermath of the 1966 Palomares B-52 crash (also known as Palomares Incident), when US servicemen had to search for a missing H-bomb after a B-52 plane carrying four of the nuclear bombs crashed. Three of the H-bombs (hydrogen bombs) were found but the fourth was missing.

'Reporting 66' was a series of documentary reports from around the world, produced by ITN News and broadcast on ITV during 1966. Black and White B/W material.

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Reporter:John Edwards
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SPAIN: Palomares:
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PAN across land / reporter to camera...

SPAIN: Palomares:
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PAN across land / reporter to camera

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SPAIN: Palomares:
Engine wreckage of B-52 bomber on ground
Wreckage of fuselage and wing

Mr & Mrs Norland (Witnesses) interview SOT

US servicemen arriving at camp to search for missing nuclear bomb ...

SPAIN: Palomares:
Engine wreckage of B-52 bomber on ground
Wreckage of fuselage and wing

Mr & Mrs Norland (Witnesses) interview SOT

US servicemen arriving at camp to search for missing nuclear bomb (lost in B-52 crash)
Tents in camp
Camp preparations for search
Truck past wreckage of B-52
Plane crash wreckage
Wide shot of US Helicopter taking off
Landing craft docked

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Off Spanish Coast:
US Crusier from the American Sixth Fleet out at sea PAN to another PAN to another
Diver making preparations for underwater search
Man holding cylinders
Twin cylinders
Flippers han...

Off Spanish Coast:
US Crusier from the American Sixth Fleet out at sea PAN to another PAN to another
Diver making preparations for underwater search
Man holding cylinders
Twin cylinders
Flippers hanging up
Spanish Civil guard patrolling outside American camp
US Colonel Skip Young (Information Officer) chatting to reporter and shaking his head (would make no comment about the situation)
Man at the back of Spanish lorry that US Servicemen are using
Men by another lorry
US Serviceman looking at poster
Sign giving instructions for reclaiming clothes after decontamination
Sign reading 'Claims Tent'
Tent
Wide shot of old Spanish couple, whose tomato crop was cut due to the risk of radiation
TRACKING SHOT along past field with cut-down tomato crops
Spanish couple talking to reporter
TRACKING SHOT along through countryside

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Back view of driver in seat
Civil guard stopping car and opening door (seen through window)

Palomares:
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Village
Children sitting
Old man
Young man smoking a cigarette
Soldiers searching in field

Mr & Mrs Norland (Witnesses) interview SOT

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Waves lapping on coast line
Empty modern building of holiday flats
Sign for apartments
PAN down hotel to another sign reading 'Vendido'
PAN more hotels on seafront
Fishing boats moored
Reporter talkin...

Waves lapping on coast line
Empty modern building of holiday flats
Sign for apartments
PAN down hotel to another sign reading 'Vendido'
PAN more hotels on seafront
Fishing boats moored
Reporter talking to fishermen
Fisherman talking (not head)

AT SEA
Reporter in private boat
Various shots of coloured marker buoys floating in water (marking the search for the missing H-Bomb)

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BAHAMAS: Off Andors Island:
UNDERWATER
Midget submarine "Alvin" along under water joining in search for missing H-Bomb
Sounding device...

BAHAMAS: Off Andors Island:
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Midget submarine "Alvin" along under water joining in search for missing H-Bomb
Sounding device

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SPAIN: Off Palomaris:
EXT / AT SEA
Destroyer along
Midget submarine on surface
Tents at coastline
Area where plane crashed
Waves lapping beach...

SPAIN: Off Palomaris:
EXT / AT SEA
Destroyer along
Midget submarine on surface
Tents at coastline
Area where plane crashed
Waves lapping beach