• Short Summary

    Atomic bomb tested in New Mexico desert.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ATOMIC BOMB - THE BIG TEST".

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America (USA).

    Long panning shot of the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a town where 78,000 people were isolated from the outside world - scientists and workers on atomic bomb and their families. Close up shot of signs denoting Oak Ridge - A Prohibited Area. US Post Office in Oak Ridge. Close up shot of newspaper stand with World News displayed. Close up shot of newspaper headlines "Power of Oak Ridge Atomic Bomb". Pathe News billhead displayed outside Oak Ridge cinema. It reads: "Plane Rips into Empire State Bldg." Queue outside the Oak Ridge cinema. General panning view of the factories of Oak Ridge. People walking around the town.

    Several shots of the diagram explaining how the atomic bomb works. Flying Fortresses in flight. Air view of Hiroshima before the atom bomb explosion.

    Atom bomb exploding, the mushroom and the smoke pall - the first test of the atomic bomb explosion in New Mexico.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1165.10
    Media URN:
    40267
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:20:00 / 01:23:50:00
    Canister:
    45/70

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