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A German V-2 rocket, vertical launch tower and a gantry crane at the Guided Missile Proving Ground in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Testing of German V-2 rocket at the Guided Missile Proving Ground in Alamogordo, New Mexico. An aerial view showing the vertical launching tower for small-type missile and a gantry crane. V-2 on the ground nearby. A view of surrounding countryside.

Date: 1946
Duration: 3 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of various atomic bomb tests conducted by America during a course of time.

Scenes of various atomic bomb tests conducted by America during a course of time. Shows the atomic bomb test in Alamogordo, New Mexico(1945). Nuclear weapons tests for shot Able and shot Baker, tested at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands as part of Operation Crossroads(1946). Close -up view of massive nuclear explosion at sea seen from shore with blast wave approaching unmanned ships near harbor and a palm tree on shore seen waving dramatically. Atomic bomb tests at the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) In the Marshall Island as part of Operation Sandstone (1948).

Date: 1948
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American soldiers on white sand dunes of the White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

White Sands Proving Ground and the Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The white drifting sand dunes. The entrance sign reads 'White Sands National Monument, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service'. A building in the premises with the American flag in the foreground. Soldier walks on the sand dunes with a gun. Tracks made by motor vehicle. Sandy area with a cactus bush. Soldier runs over sand dunes. Soldier throws sand out of the camera. Sign reads 'Air Material Command Alamogordo AAF Special Range'.

Date: 1945, July
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Gadget being hoisted to top of tower for detonation prior to the Trinity Nuclear test in Alamogordo,New Mexico, United States.

Activities prior to the Trinity nuclear test conducted at Alamogordo in New Mexico during World War II. This is the day before the first ever atomic bomb test in history (the first ever detonation of a nuclear device). The plutonium core nuclear device nicknamed the "Gadget" being raised up to the top of the steel tower after final assembly. Men arrange drum shaped cushioning pads on platform, under the device, as the hoisting begins, and cover the pads with canvas tarps. The Gadget atomic bomb being hoisted to the top of a 20 meter steel tower for detonation early the next morning.

Date: 1945, July 15
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Mushroom cloud rises up after the Trinity nuclear test at Alamogordo in New Mexico, United States.

The first detonation of a nuclear device in history. Trinity nuclear test being conducted at Alamogordo in New Mexico during World War II. Pitch black night is blindingly illuminated as the nuclear device sometimes nicknamed "The Gadget" is detonated in the White Sands Proving Ground, ushering in the "atomic age." Then the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb explosion can be seen. Billowing smoke and fire fills the view.

Date: 1945, July 16
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Explosion and smoke cloud of the first Atomic Bomb detonation, Trinity, rising at Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Explosion of the first ever Atomic Bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico. Brilliant flash at detonation of the Atomic bomb. Huge smoke cloud rises. Smoke all around. Narrator indicates that men 5 miles away were knocked down, that a pressure wave was felt and the sound and quake was noted in an area 300 square miles in size. He indicates that the testing platform was vaporized. He comments on the awesome power of the weapon, its ability to shorten the war, and the important responsibility that rests with those who know the secrets of the weapon.

Date: 1945, July 16
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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