• Short Summary

    A-bomb is set off in Nevada.

  • Description

    Yucca Flats, Nevada, United States of America.

    LV Mushroom cloud (superimposed with title) LV. Lorry loads of troops moving into position. GV. Troops marching towards slit trenches. GV. Troops marching towards slit trenches, helicopter overhead. MV. Men marching into slit trenches. SV. G.I.s in slit trenches. CU. Two G.I.s in trench. SV. Two G.I.s in slit trench. CU. G.I. holding helmet in trench. SV. G.I.s holding on helmets. CU. Wrist watch. CU. G.I. LV. Officer ordering troops into advance area. SV. SCU. Back view

    Aerial, target area on marked on ground. This is a test for an air burst weapon.

    GV. Explosion - no sound. CU. Smoke of mushroom cloud. Explosion, camera rocks. LV. Pan up column of smoke to mushroom. LV. Slow motion: A-bomb explodes, bending rocket trails and explosion. Good shots of the flash shown on soldiers sitting watching.

    G.I.s looking at smoke. SV. Two G.I.s in slit trench looking at smoke of bomb. LV. Troops marching into affected area. SV. G.I. using Geiger counter. Pan up mushroom cloud from Atomic bomb.

    (Orig. F.G.) (Orig. 'A')

    For search purposes - G.I. = General Infantry.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    6.31
    Media URN:
    26769
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:39:00 / 01:34:23:00
    Canister:
    52/36

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