The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum and Archives

Object Record

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Title Film of 2nd Battalion Atomic Indoctrination, Nevada, 1957
Date 1957/ /
Description A 7.09 minute black and white silent film showing a volunteer platoon from 2nd Battalion participating in training exercises with US forces during Atomic testing known as Operation Plumbbob at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada in 1957. Includes footage of embarking and disembarking from helicopters, firing mortars, platoon tatics across desert terrain, and concludes with footage of one of the atomic explosions.
Catalog Number 00001.07
Object Name Film, Motion Picture
Collection Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regiment
Search Terms 1st Battalion
Atomic Explosion
Condition Good
Condition Notes No obvious signs of deterioration
Event Cold War
Place of Origin Desert Rock, Nevada
Notes 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada sends a platoon to Camp Desert Rock, Nevada for atomic indoctrination - 1957. In 2009 the Canadian Government compensated those that participated or their survivors with $24,000 Cdn.

This film has been digitized in three resolutions: 480p, 720p, and 1080p. The 1080p version has been uploaded to the Museum's YouTube Channel at:

Individual jpegs of each frame are are also stored digitally.