Experiment With Death Aka A Bomb Test Bikini Atoll (1946)



Testing the impact of an atomic bomb on a ship. Soldiers and marines watch as the huge mushroom cloud ascends into the sky.

Unused / unissued material – dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

Cuts for newsreel 46/57 – EXPERIMENT WITH DEATH – First Atom Bomb Test at Bikini.

Section of American newsreel with commentary and background music. Radar turning round. Sailors cover eyes with goggles before bomb is dropped. Battleship Nevada, target of bomb below. Shots of the bomb exploding in huge mushroom cloud. Aerial shots of explosion and cloud. Cameraman films from plane.

Scientists enter target area to take readings of radioactivity. Diagrams show area of primary and secondary damage. Admiral Blandy and others inspect damaged ships. Men look at samples through microscopes.
FILM ID:2325.09

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