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Project Desert Rock

Public Domain Stock Footage Project Desert Rock

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keywords: cold war, project desert rock, nuclear explosion, atomic explosion, nuclear soldiers, united states marines

Synopsis: Unedited footage of a Nuclear explosion from Project Desert Rock which was viewed by U.S. Infantry to gauge their psychological reaction to the blast and lessons on how to operate on the Nuclear Battlefield...(read more)

  • Date: 1952
  • Duration: 00:08:41
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States
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Project Desert Rock

Color footage of atomic bomb explosion. Slit trench before explosion, slit trench after explosion filled with debris. Mushroom cloud top of bomb explosion, pan down column of smoke to ground. Marines in slit trench, flash of light as bomb explodes, dust flies over Marines. Marines in slit trenches jump out and advance toward explosion. Marine seated in tent dusting off rifle.

10-second clip of old prospector with two mules. Close up dummy burning, dummy before explosion. 7-second clip of neon sign of a cowboy downtown Las Vegas. Marine adjusting tent ropes in wind storm, dust storm. Convoy of buses and jeeps on Nevada Test Sight. Road signs reads “Talk Means Trouble Don't Talk”, “If You Get Your Information Here Leave It Here”.