High Resolution, complete scans of Atomic Bomb FCDA Footage from shot Grable (1953). Grable was an atomic artillery shell, shot out of a cannon and detonated on Frenchman Flat at the Nevada Test Site. No sound. Filmed at 64 frames per second (normal speed is 24 fps). Yield was 15 KT. Distance to Ground Zero: 2,938 feet. Camera elevations ranged from 11 ft 3 inches above ground to 18 ft 9 inches high. Check out other Atomic Weapon Effects on our Weapon Effects Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWsJYU_bx7VvJ7frA5sf0g_C_0P6UW28R
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Wahoo and Umbrella were code names for two underwater tests conducted in 1958. Wahoo was conducted on May 16, 1958 and Umbrella was conducted on June 8, 1958. Pat Bradley, the cameraman who photographed these events recounts his first hand experience of seeing these tests and being on the island as the tests took place. See this sequence and more in the new HD version of Atomic Filmmakers - Hollywood's Top Secret Film Studio available for viewing on the GoDigital channel on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=uyFAEh5T1CM&feature=mv_sr
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The Atomic Cannon, at 280 mm, was the largest nuclear weapons capable mobile artillery piece manufactured by the United States. On May 25, 1953, a 280 mm cannon fired an atomic projectile a distance of 7 miles at the Nevada Test Site. The test known as "Grable," exploded with a force of 15 kilotons, similiar to that of Hiroshima. Twenty 280 mm cannons were manufactured. None were used in battle. Sequence from the HD version of "Trinity and Beyond - The Atomic Bomb Movie" available on blu-ray. http://www.atomcentral.com http://www.atomcentralstore.com
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The following clips were from an atomic test known as Teapot Apple 2 and Operation Cue which took place on May 5, 1955. Project 39.4c provided remotely operated photographic coverage of blast and thermal damage to physical structures. Apple 2 was a 29 Kiloton nuclear test. A total of 48 cameras were operated at distances from ground zero of from 2750 ft to 10,500 ft. These particular clips were photographed both inside and outside of the houses at distances ranging from 4700', 5500', 7800' and 10500' from Ground Zero. They have been cleaned up for the most part with sound effects added. May 2015 will mark the 60th Anniversary of these historic and iconic images. This material is available for licensing in high resolution 2K and HD.
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On July 19, 1957, five men stood at Ground Zero of an atomic test that was being conducted at the Nevada Test Site. This was the test of a 2KT (kiloton) MB-1 nuclear air-to-air rocket launched from an F-89 Scorpion interceptor. The nuclear missile detonated 10,000 ft above their heads. A reel-to-reel tape recorder was present to record their experience. You can see and hear the men react to the shock wave moments after the detonation. The sound you hear on this clip is from the original reel to reel tape which is not available anywhere else. The placard reading "Ground Zero; Population Five" was made by Colonel Arthur B. "Barney" Oldfield, the Public Information Officer for the Continental Air Defense Command in Colorado Spring who arranged for the volunteers to participate. The five volunteers were: Colonel Sidney Bruce Lt. Colonel Frank P. Ball (technical advisor to the Steve Canyon tv show) Major Norman "Bodie" Bodinger Major John Hughes Don Lutrel and George Yoshitake, the cameraman (who wasn't a volunteer) see George discuss his work photographing atomic and nuclear explosions in "Atomic Filmmakers."
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On October 31, 1952, the United States tested the first hydrogen device called Ivy Mike (for Megaton). Mike detonated with a yield over 10 megatons in this newly restored sequence from "Trinity and Beyond". See the new 70th Anniversary version of "Trinity and Beyond" including new footage, longer sequences and improved restoration. Now 100 minutes long! The Blu-Ray version is now available and only at our Atomic Store: http://atomcentralstore.mybigcommerce.com/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary-special-edition/ Visit the following URL to purchase or rent and download the new version (credit cards only): http://70thanniversarytribute.vhx.tv/ Reelhouse purchase or rent: (Pay Pal and Bitcoins accepted) https://www.reelhouse.org/atomcentral/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary
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Original Trinity Footage restoration includes removing dirt and scratches and minimizing some defects in the processing of the original negative. Three shots include a wide shot, a medium shot and a close up. Check out our Playlist of Atomic Explosions at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWsJYU_bx7VshcbUTin7HaeIQxK0Jl_zO
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Believe it or not, two atomic bombs were exploded in Mississippi. One nuclear test was called Salmon and it was detonated on October 22 1964 near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The bomb had a yield of 5.3 kilotons. The second test was code named Sterling and it was detonated inside the cavity which had been left by the Salmon explosion. Sterling was detonated on December 3, 1966. Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero Visit and experience America's original nuclear weapons testing sites... Through the use of spectacular, never-before-seen nuclear test footage, travels to ten former testing sites and explores the history, physical changes resulting from the tests and current condition of these amazing and important places. Visit the notorious Nevada Test Site, known as the most bombed place on earth. Over 900 nuclear explosions where detonated at this location -- an area larger than the State of Rhode Island. Once upon a time these locations were kept top secret, but today, with this 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero, you will finally see these historic hot spots. Preserving the incredible legacy of America's nuclear testing program stands as a reminder of the fine line between the progress of mankind and the destruction of the earth. Once you understand what really happened at the Ground Zero nuclear testing sites, you will never be the same.
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Although many rolls of 16mm film were exposed on the Trinity test, 3 rolls of 35mm black and white film were run where were called Newsreel rolls. These are the most famous shots of the Trinity test as they were photographed for unclassified distribution. I inserted slates to identify each roll. The wide shot uses a 75mm lens, the second shot uses a 450mm telephoto lens and is aimed near the bottom of the explosion. The last shot is with a tighter telephone lens aimed at the barrage balloons.
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The new Crossroads Baker sequence from "Trinity and Beyond" 70th Anniversary Tribute. The new version includes new footage, longer sequences and improved restoration. Now 100 minutes long! The Blu-Ray version is now available and only at our Atomic Store: http://atomcentralstore.mybigcommerce.com/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary-special-edition/ Visit the following URL to purchase or rent and download the new version (credit cards only): http://atomcentral.vhx.tv/ Reelhouse purchase or rent: (Pay Pal and Bitcoins accepted) https://www.reelhouse.org/atomcentral/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary
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Incredibly rare footage! Robert Kennedy watches a test of the Davy Crockett (the smallest nuclear weapon ever made), from a 35mm original color negative released as a result of a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). On July 17, a Davy Crockett was fired from a stationary 155 millimeter launcher (in tandem with simulated battlefield manuevers under Operation IVY FLATS) and detonated about 20 feet above the ground at a distance of 9,357 feet (1.7 miles) from the launch point (yield was 18 tons). This test, the last atmospheric detonation at the Nevada Test Site, was observed by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and presidential adviser General Maxwell D. Taylor.
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These clips are from shot Grable, the Atomic Cannon test in 1953 showing the initial burst and shockwave. Identified also are the various vehicles on the desert floor which are very, very tiny compared to the fireball of the blast. There are cars, jeeps, buses and tanks under the blast area. I have put a title over a frozen frame to be able to see the positions of the vehicles. Can anyone find the bird? For more scenes of Atomic Bomb explosions in HD, see the new 70th Anniversary Tribute Edition of "Trinity and Beyond - the Atomic Bomb Movie." Buy the BluRay exclusively at the Atomic Store: http://atomcentralstore.mybigcommerce.com/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary-special-edition/ Buy or Rent the Special Edition download: https://www.reelhouse.org/atomcentral/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary
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The new Crossroads Able sequence from "Trinity and Beyond" 70th Anniversary Tribute. The new version includes new footage, longer sequences and improved restoration. Now 100 minutes long! The Blu-Ray version is now available and only at our Atomic Store: http://atomcentralstore.mybigcommerce.com/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary-special-edition/ Visit the following URL to purchase or rent and download the new version (credit cards only): http://atomcentral.vhx.tv/ Reelhouse purchase or rent: (Pay Pal and Bitcoins accepted) https://www.reelhouse.org/atomcentral/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary
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Sequence of high quality H-Bomb detonations out in the Pacific Ocean in 1956. These were conducted during Operation Redwing at the Pacific Proving Ground to test nuclear weapons. This HD clip is an extra on the Trinity Blu Ray disc: http://store03.prostores.com/servlet/...
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Natural gas extraction through the process called "Hydraulic fracturing" or "Fracking" has been grabbing headlines lately, but did you know that fracking had been tested in the 1960's and 1970's using nuclear weapons? The first test was code named Gasbuggy, which was detonated on December 10, 1967 as part of the Plowshare program. The test area is now part of the Carson National Forest in New Mexico. Learn about the environmental impacts from such a test. This sequence is from the program "Atomic Journeys - Welcome to Ground Zero" by filmmaker Peter Kuran and narrated by William Shatner.
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Another unique nuclear vacation destination is the Faultless site. Faultless was a large 1 Megaton underground nuclear test conducted to see whether a larger nuclear test could be done in the area. 190 miles North of Las Vegas, located 14 miles Northeast of Highway 6 in Central Nevada. Vern Brechin is your nuclear tour guide.
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Starfish Prime Test Interim Report by Commander JTF-8, was one of the high-altitude nuclear tests in the Operation Fishbowl series conducted in the Pacific Proving Ground in 1962. It was launched in the Johnston Island area to an altitude of about 400 kilometers by a Thor rocket and had a yield of 1.4 megatons. The test evaluated the capabilities of an antiballistic missile to operate in a nuclear environment and the vulnerability of a U.S. reentry vehicle to survive a nearby nuclear blast. It also provided information on the ability of a U.S. radar system to detect and track reentry vehicles. Another goal was to discern the effects of a high-altitude blast on command and control systems, which were shown to be vulnerable in earlier high-altitude tests. The final goal was to obtain information on the feasibility of testing in outer space. The color and resolution of this version has been restored over other available copies. This is a different transfer from DoE Film catalog #0800062. Standard Definition transfer (720x486, deinterlaced 23.976fps).
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What happens when the button is pushed and the nuclear weapon being tested safely 10 miles away from you, doesn't explode? Barney Rubin was a nuclear weapon designer who was part of the arming party which set the switch for the bomb to explode on test Diablo in July of 1957 out at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles north of Las Vegas. When the bomb didn't explode, it was Barney's job to go back and disarm the nuclear weapon. Part of the journey to the bomb required the men to climb the 500 ft tower that the bomb sat on top of. This is a sequence from my docmentary entitled "Nuclear 911." Sorry, it was originally finished in standard definition. More HD coming in "Crossroads Confidential." "Nuclear 911" (c) 2000.
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Three different views of an Atlas Missile Explosion in 1961. The first clip is a wide shot at normal speed, the second two clips are photographed high speed at 400 frames per second. They are mesmerizing. This was a test of the Atlas E Missile outfitted with a dummy warhead at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast. This footage was shot by the folks at Lookout Mountain Air Force Base. Sorry, no sound! From 2K high resolution dpx scans.
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Compilation of detonations from the Plumbob nuclear test series in 1957. The tests are from Plumbob Owens (July 25, 1957), Hood (July 5, 1957), Diablo (July 15, 1957), Wilson (June 18, 1957), Fizeau (September 14, 1957 and Galileo (September 2, 1957). The song title is "Abandoned Structures" from the "Atomic Journeys" soundtrack. From 1945 to 1962, the United States conducted a number of nuclear weapons series in the continental United States. The sixth series was Operation PLUMBBOB, the first test conducted on 24 April 1957 and the last on 7 October 1957. Operation PLUMBBOB was to be an integral part of the continuing national program for developing the means to conduct nuclear warfare in defense of the nation. Largely a joint AEC/DOD operation, the program had objectives which ranged beyond those listed in the letter. The AEC needed to test a number of nuclear devices scheduled for early production for the defense stockpile or those important to the design of improved weapons.
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This is a clip of the Castle Bravo nuclear test detonated February 28, 1954 (according to the DoE) at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Proving Ground or March 1, 1954. Castle Bravo at 15 Megatons (MT) was the largest nuclear test conducted by the United States. Used in "Trinity and Beyond" and "Atomic Filmmakers." For more scenes of Atomic Bomb explosions in HD, see the new 70th Anniversary Tribute Edition of "Trinity and Beyond - the Atomic Bomb Movie." Buy the BluRay exclusively at the Atomic Store: http://atomcentralstore.mybigcommerce.com/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary-special-edition/ Buy or Rent the Special Edition download: https://www.reelhouse.org/atomcentral/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary
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The new opening title sequence for "Trinity and Beyond" 70th Anniversary Tribute. The new version includes new footage, longer sequences and improved restoration. Now 100 minutes long! The Blu-Ray version is now available and only at our Atomic Store: http://atomcentralstore.mybigcommerce.com/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary-special-edition/ Visit the following URL to purchase or rent and download the new version (credit cards only): http://atomcentral.vhx.tv/ Reelhouse purchase or rent: (Pay Pal and Bitcoins accepted) https://www.reelhouse.org/atomcentral/trinity-and-beyond-70th-anniversary
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Vern Brechin takes you on a tour of the Gnome Site. The Gnome site located near Carlsbad New Mexico was the location of the first nuclear detonation of the Plowshare Program which introduced nuclear explosions for peaceful purposes. The explosion took place on December 10, 1961. This is a must stop on your atomic vacation travels around the western United States to visit places where nuclear explosions took place.
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This is a Russian Plowshare test which set up nuclear explosions to carve a canal through a forest. Plowshare was the name of the program to find peaceful uses for nuclear explosives. Both the United States and Russia conducted Plowshare experiments in the 1960's and 1970's.
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A 3.8 Megaton nuclear weapon nearly exploded over Goldsboro North Carolina, a yield 260 times more powerful than the atom bomb that devastated Hiroshima. Although recently declassified information was revealed this month, we were already on it. Here is an excerpt from our film "Nuclear 911" about the Goldsboro accident lovingly narrated by Mayor Adam West. Learn about the B-52 flying Operation Chrome Dome and its role in the Goldsboro accident.
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Interview with Parker Peedin, co-pilot and survivor of a B-52 accident that was part of a project called Chrome Dome where planes circled the US 24 hours a day with live nuclear weapons to be prepared to deliver in case of an attack by the Soviet Union. No nuclear explosions here, just the story of survival. Event known as a Broken Arrow occurred on January 13, 1964. Known as the 1964 Savage Mountain B-52 crash, the Stratofortress B-52D's vertical stabilizer broke off in a winter storm. The plane was carrying two Mark 53 nuclear weapons. The plane crashed near Barton, Maryland. See this interview and more in the video entitled "Nulcear 911 - Broken Arrowns, Accidents and incidents." From Peter Kuran, the Filmmaker who brought you "Trinity and Beyond. - the Atomic Bomb Movie"
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This is the Sedan test (July 6, 1962) conducted as part of Project Plowshare which promoted peaceful uses of atomic bombs. It's yield was 104 kilotons, 5 times the size of the bomb which leveled Nagasaki. The bomb was exploded 636 ft below the desert's surface creating a huge bulge and ensuing dust storm. This is a sequence from my documentary entitled "Atomic Journeys." Its kind of a nuclear travel log where you can visit locations, mostly around the United States where nuclear weapons were tested. Such as, Mississippi, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Alaska. This is from the Nevada Test Site sequence, 65 miles north of Las Vegas!
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Project Long Shot (1965) - 13:15 - Color. This film discusses Project LONG SHOT, a Department of Defense, Defense Atomic Support Agency- sponsored underground test, with participation of the Atomic Energy Commission, the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and numerous university scientists and engineers. The approximately 80-kiloton LONG SHOT device, buried 2300 feet underground, was detonated on October 29, 1965. As part of the Vela Uniform Program, LONG SHOT's primary purpose was to find ways to detect nuclear explosions underground using ground-based seismic instruments. The film discusses geological studies conducted on the island prior to the detonation; test preparations including construction milestones; an overview of experiments conducted during the project; and environmental and safety activities before and after the test. The canister holding the nuclear explosive is shown being lowered into the shaft. Surface effects during and after the detonation are also shown. The three underground nuclear tests conducted on Amchitka Island, Alaska, were as follows: LONG SHOT, October 29, 1965, shaft, Vela Uniform Project, approximately 80 kilotons MILROW October 2, 1969, shaft, weapons related, approximately 1 megaton (Mt) CANNIKIN, November 6, 1971, shaft, weapons related, less than 5 Mt
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Footage in standard definition (720 x 486) of the Umbrella event of Operation Hardtack. Umbrella was an 8 Kt. shallow depth, underwater nuclear test conducted June 8, 1958. No sound, sorry.
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As part of a Department of Defense effort to understand the effects of a nuclear detonations on military equipment, AFSWP (Air Force Special Weapons Program) tested aircraft and aircraft components during Operation TEAPOT in 1955 to determine how well they could withstand blast and heat produced by a nuclear detonation. Project 5.1, Destructive Loads on Aircraft in Flight, was designed to assess how the overall structure of jet-fighter aircraft could respond to the destructive blast forces produced by a nuclear explosion. The full experiment was performed on Shot MET (Military Effects Test) with three QF-80K radio-controlled drone aircraft. The drones flew within range of the blast to record its effects. MET was a 22 kiloton tower shot at the Nevada Test Site. Interesting little film transferred to standard definition from a 16mm Kodachrome spliced print.
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Original 35mm color films of Troop exercises with an atomic explosion of the 1950's have been restored to high definition shedding a new light on some iconic imagery. Silent. In Operation Desert Rock, the military conducted a series of nuclear tests in the Nevada Proving Grounds between 1951 and 1957. In total, more nearly 400,000 American soldiers and civilians would be classified as 'atomic veterans.' New Color footage of Desert Rock Troop exercises show a day in the life of the troops as they arrive, receive training and then crouch in trenches as a nuclear detonation occurs nearby; the soldiers climb out of trenches and march towards the mushroom cloud. Then examining test vehicles near ground zero.
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Trailer about Hollywood's Top Secret Film Studio and the cameramen who photographed top secret atomic weapon tests from 1945, through the height of the Cold War until 1963 when the Limited Test Ban Treaty prohibited further atmospheric testing. This program is available on GoDigital's premium channel here on Youtube.
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Donald Hornig's experience with the Trinity atomic bomb is what nightmares are made off. Donald worked on the firing unit that was used to initiate the implosion of the Fat Man atomic bomb. On the night of the Trinity test, the area was hit by a major electrical storm. Donald Hornig was ordered by Robert Oppenheimer to spend the night at the top of the 100 ft steel tower with the Trinity Atomic Bomb during this lightning storm. This interview was originally shot for "Trinity and Beyond" but was left out of the finished film. This is a standard definition video transfer from the original workprint.
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Trailer for a new book by Academy Award winner Pete Kuran detailing the techniques for photographing Atomic Bomb tests. Visit atomcentral.com for more information You can now buy the book for the iPAD at iTunes: "How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb" is now up for sale on iTunes for the iPAD. http://itunes.apple.com/app/how-to-photograph-atomic-bomb/id412361392?mt=8
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4x3 HD version of Atomic Cameramen photographing shot Grable in 1953. This has not been cleaned or touched up. Original photography as is. No sound, either.
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New version of the Nevada Test Site montage from the HD version of "Atomic Journeys" available for purchase download viewing through GoDigital. ATOMIC JOURNEYS explores the secret history of the over 900 Atomic and Hydrogen bomb tests detonated throughout the United States in previously unknown locations as diverse as Mississippi, Colorado, New Mexico and Alaska. Through the use of spectacular, never-before-seen nuclear test footage, ATOMIC JOURNEYS travels to former test sites and examines the physical changes to the environment, the history behind each test and what the test sites are like today. Finally, we will visit the Nevada Test Site, Located 65 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada, the Nevada Test Site has come to be known as the most bombed place on earth. Narrated by William Shatner, with music performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
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Redwing Tewa was detonated on July 20, 1956 at Bikini Atoll with a yield of 5 megatons. This was a test of a dirty multi stage thermonuclear design with the highest yield coming from fission of any U.S. thermonuclear test. Companion test to Redwing Zuni which was considered a "clean" or low fallout weapon of the same device.
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This is the AtomCentral trailer. We made the cult documentary "Trinity and Beyond" and 4 other documentaries on the nuclear era as well as provide research for television and film and the government. Don't forget to subscribe to the AtomCentral Channel on Youtube! Visit AtomCentral for all of your atomic bomb and Cold War visual needs. We license our footage to film and television productions as well. Call us at: 360 828-1459 or email us: vceinc (at) aol.com.
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Sequence from "Trinity and Beyond" showing the Hiroshima and Nagasaki prep and bombing sequence in HD. Music composed and conducted by William Stromberg and performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Get the blu-ray version at atomcentralstore.com. On August 6, 1945, at 9:15 AM Tokyo time, a B-29 plane, the "Enola Gay" piloted by Paul W. Tibbets, dropped a uranium atomic bomb, code named "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan's seventh largest city. In minutes, half of the city vanished. According to U.S. estimates, 60,000 to 70,000 people were killed or missing, 140,000 were injuried many more were made homeless as a result of the bomb. Deadly radiation reached over 100,000. In the blast, thousands died instantly. The city was unbelievably devastated. Of its 90,000 buildings, over 60,000 were demolished. Another bomb was assembled at Tinian Island on August 6. On August 8, Field Order No.17 issued from the 20th Air Force Headquarters on Guam called for its use the following day on either Kokura, the primary target, or Nagasaki, the secondary target. Three days after Hiroshima, the B-29 bomber, "Bockscar" piloted by Sweeney, reached the sky over Kokura on the morning of August 9 but abandoned the primary target because of smoke cover and changed course for Nagasaki. Nagasaki was an industrialized city with a natural harbor in Western Kuushu, Japan. At 11:02 a.m., this bomb, known as the "Fat Man" bomb, exploded over the north factory district at 1,800 feet above the city to achieve maximum blast effect. Buildings collapsed. Electrical systems were shorted. A wave of secondary fires resulted, adding to their holocaust.
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