H-Bomb: Us Scientists Go Ahead 1950

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Full title reads: "H-bomb: US Scientists Go Ahead".

    VS of Oakridge Atomic bomb laboratories in USA. VS signs of fences and 'Prohibited Zone' signs. VS of scientists at work using nuclear material.

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    MV David Lilienthal, ex-Head of American Atomic Energy research leaving building, walks to reception desk to hand in identity card at Atomic Energy Commission HQ CU Identity card being handed over. SV Lilienthal shaking hands with receptionist. MV Fellow workers waving goodbye. LV Lilienthal walks down steps and waves goodbye. CU Lilienthal saying. 'The last four years I've been living with the atom day and night. As I leave to become a private citizen, I'm glad of this chance to share with the people of the United States my great sense of confidence in the future. If we are not timid, if we keep our shirts on, if we do not yield to hysteria and jitters, I believe we stand at the beginning of the greatest period in all human history.'

    Birmingham University, Edgbaston, West Midlands.

    GV Synchrotron - with man working on magnets. VS of the Synchrotron being set up and in use. VS of scientists working on cyclotron.

    SV Professor RE Peierls sitting at desk writing. He says: 'After we've heard all about the atom bomb, the hydrogen bomb adds a new, grim touch to the art of destruction. Grim for the people threatened with it in the next war and worse for the conscience of those people who will share the responsibility of using it in the next war, if it ever comes.' CU. 'If the terrifying power of these new weapons should bring nations to get together and eliminate warfare they will have served a good purpose after all.'

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:40:00 / 01:42:36:00
    Sort Number:
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology
    atomic power ATOMIC BOMB Britain's Nuclear Weapons Nuclear weapons/explosions Politics
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of British Prime Minister and international statesman, Sir Winston Churchill. British Pathé’s cameras followed Churchill throughout his career.
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.

Related Videos

Living History

Living History

Margery Atthill makes historical figures with beautiful and accurate period costumes.

"Re-Living History"

A man dressed as Napoleon leads men in costume to inaugurate 'La Route Napoleon' in France.

"Plucked Out Of The Clouds And Dashed Against The Sea"

Coverage of the loss of the mighty American airship, the Akron.

Towards World Peace!

Towards World Peace!

French leaders, Laval and Briand pay a historic visit to Berlin.

Towards World Peace!

Towards World Peace!

French leaders, Laval and Briand pay a historic visit to Berlin.

State Opening Of British Empire Exhibition Short Version

State Opening Of British Empire Exhibition Short Version

King George V opens the British Empire Exhibition.

Empire History The Living Union Jack

Empire History The Living Union Jack

Parade of historical costumes and battle re-enactments celebrating the Empire.

The Island Of Samoa

The Island Of Samoa

Footage around the island of Samoa in the Pacific.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. These images from Auschwitz and Belsen help to remember the horrors of the Holocaust.
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
As Britain commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death, here are Pathé's iconic images of the wartime leader.
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
The great politician and orator Winston Churchill left behind a sea of humourous quips and discerning quotes. We remember some of his finest epigrams and witty ripostes.
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.