• Short Summary

    Footage flashes back to the atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki, animals are loaded onto the 73 doomed ships set to be bombed in the latest test, material samples and medical supplies are put aboard to record the effects on them, observers watch from miles away wearing protective goggles as the B-29 drops the bomb onto the test fleet, a mushroom cloud surges seven miles into the Pacific sky, and the salvage fleet proceeds to the Bikini Atoll lagoon to assess the damage

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Operation Crossroads: Zero Hour for Atomic "Rendezvous with Death"

    PACIFIC OCEAN: Micronesia: Bikini Atoll:
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    AMERICAN NAVAL. Shots of 73 ships lying in Bikini lagoon ready for the atomic bomb explosion, shots of salvage ships moving after the explosion, shots of Damaged & sunk ships there, shots Adm Blandy on flag ship discussing operation before the bomb is dropped


    ATOM The Bikini Explosion plus flashback of Nagasaki bomb


    BLANDY ADM. U.S NAVY. Shots of him on board flagship discussing operation crossroads that takes at Bikini lagoon,


    CHESIRE.WING COMMANDER. Shots of him when he describes the operation at Bikini


    EXPLOSION. Shots of terrific explosion at Bikini Lagoon, after the first atom bomb has gone off, shots of smoke going up miles, in the sky, in a mushroom shape, also flashback of the atom bomb on Nagasaki,

    B-29, peacetime, postwar, post-war, Atomic Age, explosion, detonation, nuclear, fallout, damage, destruction, Marshall Islands, experiment, nuclear weapons
    Background: Footage flashes back to the atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki, animals are loaded onto the 73 doomed ships set to be bombed in the latest test, material samples and medical supplies are put aboard to record the effects on them, observers watch from miles away wearing protective goggles as the B-29 drops the bomb onto the test fleet, a mushroom cloud surges seven miles into the Pacific sky, and the salvage fleet proceeds to the Bikini Atoll lagoon to assess the damage

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEK82F0F5ZKTAKNYWJVT4HS4Y4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEK82F0F5ZKTAKNYWJVT4HS4Y4
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1946
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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