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  • Short Summary

    Preparation for American Atom bomb test on Bikini Atoll.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused Material -

    Aerial view of ships in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. Sea level shots of ships, LST's and destroyers at anchor. VS of planes and bulldozers lashed to decks of ships.

    Taxiing past camera - CU of nose of American B29 Flying Fortress bomber - 'Enola Gay' - the plane which dropped the Atom Bomb. Colonel Paul Tibbets is shown standing by the plane - he will pilot the B-29 on this mission to test a nuclear bomb on Bikini Atoll.

    Aerial views of Bikini Atoll. VS of steel towers being erected on Atoll. These towers will hold cameras and recording equipment during nuclear test - code named Operation Crossroads.

    LS Ships off Bikini Atoll.

    Paperwork suggests date around March 1946.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2096.05
    Media URN:
    62951
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:45:00 / 01:10:14:00
    Canister:
    UN 1465 E

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