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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
 
 
Military and civilian applications of radar and electronics

1946 Film about military and civilian applications of radar and electronics. View of the LaGuardia Airport Administration Building (passenger terminal) in New York, with control tower and various antennas on its roof. A TWA Constellation and DC-3 airplane on the airport ramp, as another aircraft is on the final approach to land. Commercial cargo vessels in New York harbor (Statue of Liberty barely seen in the misty background). A passenger railroad train speeding along the tracks. Radar returns shown on a plan position radar scope, tracking weather returns. Tropical storm hitting a seaside area. Scientists and technicians at work in a laboratory filled with electronic equipment. View of buildings at U.S. Army Signal Corps' Camp Evans, New Jersey. Sign above one entrance reads: "Evans Signal Laboratory." Inside the laboratory, images created by radar signals bounced off the moon are seen on a radar scope, during "Project Diana," on January 10, 1946. View of the Army's GB-4 radio controlled television glide bomb, suspended on a chain inside a building. It rotates around showing various views. Scene shifts to a launching track outdoors at a coastal facility, where a glide bomb takes off raising smoke as it accelerates along the launch path. Next, a GB-4 glide bomb is released from underneath a B-17 bomber in flight. It is seen flying away from the aircraft. Inside the aircraft, a crew member views its progress by means of television images received from a transmitter in the front of the bomb. Glimpse of the television images. View from the ground of the GB-4 bomb gliding to the ground and exploding. Views of a German V-2 rocket at Launch Complex 33, White Sands Proving Ground , New Mexico, where it was being tested by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department in 1946. Inside a control room, an Army technician gives the signal to launch, and the V-2 rocket fires and rises straight into the sky, with its fiery tail visible as it gains altitude. More views of scientists, engineers, and technicians inside a Signal Corps electronics laboratory. Soldiers being trained in radar technology, seated at an electronic array. An army staff sergeant technician working on radar components. A variety of different radar antennas rotating outdoors.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Fused sand in the blast region of the first atomic bomb test at the Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico

The Holloman Air force Base, first atomic bomb testing site in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Base, also known as Trinity Site. Large grounds at the Base. Fused sand shows the blast region. Mountain ridges in the background.

Date: 1945, July
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Holloman Air Force Base surrounded by mountain ridges and barren layers of rock in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The Holloman Air Force Base, site for the first atomic bomb test, known as the Trinity test, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. White sand with little vegetation. The test site surrounded by mountains. Mountain ridges and peaks. Wild horses move across the ground.

Date: 1945, July
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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