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Code Name Trinity - The First Atomic Bomb

Public Domain Stock Footage Code Name Trinity - The First Atomic Bomb

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keywords: nuclear warfare, code-name trinity, the gadget, nuclear explosion, atomic explosion

Synopsis: The detonation of the first Nuclear device code-name Trinity on July 16 1945 under the WWII Manhattan Project at the White Sands Proving Ground near Alamogordo New Mexico with scenes of engineers prepping the Atomic Bomb informally named The Gadget, hoisting it into place on the tower and the detonation of the first Atomic Bomb leading to the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan...(read more)

  • Date: 1945
  • Duration: 00:12:57
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Code Name Trinity - The First Atomic Bomb

Code Name Trinity - The First Atomic Bomb

Unedited footage. Panning shot of the Tularosa Basin with mountains in the background. Shows “The Gadget” on a truck bed under a steel tower. The bomb was hoisted from the truck bed and lowered to the concrete pad among a group of men. Several scenes of the first Atomic bomb including a close-up shot. A large canvas was used to form a tent to shelter the bomb as workmen prepared for the test. Long shot of the first Atomic bomb attached to hoist. Another close-up view of “The Gadget”. Shows the Atomic bomb device being hoisted up the steel tower into the test position. Shows first nuclear bomb explosion in history from different camera angles. Detonation of first nuclear weapon.

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Panning shot of the Tularosa Basin in New Mexico with mountains in the background


The nuclear device, the “Gadget” lifted from truck bed


Close-up shot of first nuclear device, the “Gadget”


The nuclear device, the “Gadget' is raised to top of steel tower, several close-up views


Three explosion scenes of detonation of first nuclear device or atomic bomb