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    Footage of second Atom Bomb test (Bikini Atoll) and scenes of the damage to Hiroshima.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Cuts from newsreel story 46/64 - The Fifth Warning - Bikini Atoll Test and Hiroshima.

    Scenes from the Bikini Atoll of the second Atom Bomb test, and captured Japanese library material of the damage to Hiroshima.

    United States sailors put finishing touches to the target ships in Bikini Lagoon. Admiral Blandy, Commander in Chief of the operation, stands on the bridge of his flagship. Diagrams show target area and bomb explosion going off. Sailors board launch to take them out of the area. Scientists at work inside control room of flagship. Scientist counts off seconds to detonation of bomb. Sailors watch through binoculars on board ship.

    Admiral Blandy tours lagoon after the explosion. Various shots of target ships, some heavily damaged and sunk, some comparatively undamaged.

    Japanese footage of damage to Hiroshima - Japanese Air Raid Spotters stand at lookout points. Still photograph of first Atom Bomb explosion. Various shots of complete devastation of the area that was once city of Hiroshima. Few buildings still standing. Hiroshima Station. Burnt out trains. Hiroshima Prefectural Office.

    Hospitals and first aid stations. Doctors and nurses treat horrific burns and wounds on injured people. C/U of woman's shoulder where the printed pattern of her dress has been burnt onto her skin. Diagrams of target range and soldier lying on ground whose hat blows off in blast. Boy is examined who has bald patch where his hair was blown away in the blast. US soldier examines marks on a road where stone pillars have shielded the blast.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:07:44:00
    UN 1534 A

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