• Short Summary

    American General Short talking about atomic bomb.

  • Description

    Unknown / Unclear - United States of America (USA)?

    Various shots of a group of high ranking American officers around a table with flags of United Nations in background. Close up shot of American General Short who starts speaking - natural sound. He is talking about the use of atomic bomb in war and need for its testing in peace - very short speech.

    Natural sound only - poor sound quality.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2181.24
    Media URN:
    74309
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:41:00 / 01:46:24:00
    Canister:
    UN 1345 A

Comments (1)

  1. bjhunt says

    The man speaking isn\'t \"General Short.\" He is General Leslie R. Groves (US Army), who was head of the Manhattan Project that built the first atomic bombs during World War II. This film clip probably dates from about 1946 (perhaps around the time of the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll that July), when Groves still headed the American nuclear weapons program, before control passed to the Atomic Energy Commission in Jan. 1947.

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