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    BIKINI, PACIFIC ISLANDS: View of explosion [Caption superimposed: One year has passed since the first atomic bomb changed the course of civilisation / This film report of pictures just released from Hiroshima and the underwater Bikini test - highlights the new world crisis unleashed by the most terrible destructive force in history. Narrated by Maurice Joyce]. Air view Bikini. Semi V Bikini. GV ships in Atoll - Nagato center. CU Nagato. GV warship. Title dept. shot of ship arrayed at explosion. GV of the bombed raft. CU hoisting the yoke to abandon ship. SV group leaving the bombed raft. CU scientists Dr. Halloway leaving. raft. View from small boat pulling away from the raft. Animation of chart of how the bomb is lowered. SV personnel entering secret panel on firing ship "LOS ALAMOS" CU unlocking circuit breaker GV of Dr. Titterton and Dr. Halloway flashing time signals. CU Halloway and Titterton calling out time. CU Halloway throwing switch. CU Halloway. Men on ships with glasses looking towards location of explosion. Angle shot ditto. Angle shot men on ships with glasses looking towards location of explosion. View of cameramen line up on deck. View if Titterton and Halloway at desk Titterton stands up. CU Halloway's hand throwing switch. SV Titterton steps up to 32nd panel. CU second hand turning past 20 seconds. Angle over Titterton's shoulder--second hand approaches 15 seconds. CU Titterton looking up he says "Ten" CU Halloway. CU second hand approaching 5. CU Titterton looks up counts off five, four, three, two, one "FIRE" Air view of terrific explosion. GV of smoke and steam caused by explosion (Mushroom cloud). Air view same. CU air view same. Air view salvage fleet going into area. CU gauger checking water from Atoll. CU two men with gaugers. CU man pointing gauger (Geiger counter) towards water. CU gauger registering high amount of radio activity. SV Admiral Blandy on Mckinley approaching damaged ships. View over Blandy's shoulder showing the Nagato. CU Nagato Setting. Side view of destroyer Hughes. SV submarine Parch. CU submarine Skate. GV of Carrier Independence. CU carrier Independence. Air view of Saratoga sinking. SV of Saratoga sinking. CU Blandy watching. GV Saratoga sinking. Air view of bubbles and oiled slick. GV start of explosion (Second Explosion Sequence) Air view continuation of explosion. GV of continuation of explosio n. SV steam starting to engulf ships. CU ditto. Air view second atomic bomb exploding (test)

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    Atom Bombs! I. Bikini (Bomb No. 5) II. Hiroshima (One Year After)

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