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Arrival of film "A Queen is Crowned"

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a radio broadcast reporting the live arrival of the film "A Queen is Crowned" at Vancouver. The film was a theatrical documentary showing the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, to be shown at both the Vogue and Plaza theatres. Commentator Bob Fortune takes listeners through the arrival of the film at the airport; to the J. Arthur Rank offices for film assembly; then to the Vogue Theatre for beginning of showing.

Civil defence plans in Vancouver area

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a discussion regarding civil defense plans in the Vancouver area during General Hatton's visit. Officials discuss Vancouver civil defense and evacuation plans in in time of nuclear attack.

Lecture on atomic energy and radiation and interview regarding civil defence

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a lecture on atomic energy and radiation (00:00-32:23), and a recording of an interview with R.B. [Currie], Director of EMO, regarding civil defence in the event of a nuclear attack (32:24-37:45). The remaining twelve minutes of the recording contain ambient sound of people conversing in a room.

Radiation in industry [lecture]

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a lecture given to Vancouver Fire Department by the Compensation Board about radiation and radiation exposure.

Vancouver air raid exercise

Item is an audio reel containing a CBC report of air raid drill "Operation Beware" at Vancouver. Part of larger Pacific Northwest civil defense exercise. Individuals on the recording include reporters Marce Munro and Ray Mackness.