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Nuclear Devastation Japan: Reel 1

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keywords: WWII, Pacific Theater, White Sands Proving Grounds, Trinity Tests, Atomic Bomb, Nuclear Explosion, B-29 Bomber, Enola Gay, Japan, Hiroshima

Synopsis: Nuclear Explosions from the Trinity tests, the B-29 Enola Gay in flight, nuclear destruction of Hiroshima Japan....(read more)

  • Date: 1945
  • Duration: 00:09:17
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: U.S., Hiroshima Japan

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Nuclear Devastation Japan: Reel-1

On July 16, 1945 cameras recorded three different views of the first explosion of an atomic bomb and the first test of a nuclear weapon at the White Sands Proving Grounds (now White Sands Missile Range) near Alamogordo New Mexico. Trinity was the the code name of the test of "the gadget" as the device was called. Brief images of the plants in New Mexico, Oak Ridge Tennessee, and Hanford Washington that developed the atomic bomb.

Shows map of Japan, scenes in Hiroshima, and the Hiroshima garrison of Japanese troops before the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima August 6, 1945. Excellent image of B-29 depicting the Enola Gay in flight over Japan. CU of right outboard engine and wing of a B-29 in flight. A map depicts the area of Hiroshima directly under the atom bomb blast. Members of a U.S. mission inspect the ruins and points to specific areas as audio describes the damage. Shows the ruins and destruction caused by the atomic bomb blast. Scenes of complete devastation of Japanese Army Headquarters, barracks, Quartermaster Depots, mills and shipyards in Hiroshima.