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Development of an atomic test site at the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Operation Sandstone, the third American series of atomic bomb tests (tests number 6,7 and 8) at the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) in Marshall Islands,Pacific Ocean. Shows development of an atomic test site at the Enewetak Atoll. American personnel dressed in protective suits perform tests and scavenge wreckage on the Eniwetok Atoll. View of men at the shore and distant convoy of U.S. ships at the horizon. An aerial view of the atoll. American army officials map the operation, back at home. Shows unloading of supplies at the shores of Enewetak atoll. Areas are cleared of trees and foliage. Coral soil is leveled by machines. Cement and tar added to harden the surface. Men detonate underwater obstacles. Aerial view of a causeway joining the two islands. Shows tent city for living quarters and quonset supply huts on the island. Workers build cubes of reinforced concrete. Tower in the middle of the lagoon. Man lays underground cables. View of a tower holding fissionable material on the island. Scenes of American scientists working in the Atomic Energy Commission laboratories, exterior of an American university and Mexico's desert.

Date: 1948
Duration: 4 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
Deployment of security and testing measures in Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands for Operation Sandstone.

Deployment of atomic security and testing measures in Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) before the Operation Sandstone atomic bomb tests. Exterior of the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois. U.S. Atomic Energy Commission laboratories in Los Alamos,Oak Ridge, Hanford and Brookhaven. American flag post and a distant tower (Zero Tower) on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Loading unloading of cargo at shipyard in Long Beach,California. Convoy of U.S. ships heads for Enewetak. Scenes of men aboard the ships. U.S. troops in Eniwetok Atoll deploy security measures and plant testing and recording instruments near the Zero Tower. Several types of photo cameras in a workshop . Troops mount high speed cameras on an aircraft.

Date: 1948
Duration: 5 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Atomic bomb test on the Enewetak Atoll in Marshall Islands.

Covers events relating to Operation Greenhouse. Scenes of American personnel working on the test islands of the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok). View of various bomb proof reinforced test buildings. Several scenes including man building wooden structure, Zero Tower, vessel in water and master control station. Men prepare to leave Eniwetok Atoll. Scientists and technicians make a last minute inspection of all the necessary instruments before leaving the island. Ships loaded with men move to safer water. Men prepare to trigger the atomic bomb on the Eniwetok Atoll. The bomb explodes resulting in a high mushroom shaped atomic cloud. Men of Los Alamos return home after a successful mission.

Date: 1951
Duration: 6 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Unmanned B-17s collect valuable traces of the atomic cloud at Enewetak Atoll in Marshall Islands.

Covers the events just after the atomic bomb test (Operation Sandstone) on the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) in Marshall Islands. Atomic cloud generated after the atomic explosion moves away from the atoll. Unmanned B-17 planes that have collected valuable traces of the atomic cloud are made to land. Radioactive data is collected from the B-17s by remotely operated forceps. A tank, remotely controlled from a helicopter,digs out sand to collect samples on the Enewetak Atoll. Men dressed in protective clothing search the rubble on the atom blasted island. Valuable data is collected from the island and sent to the laboratories in America for analysis. Scientists perform analysis of the collected data, helping in the further development of atomic energy.

Date: 1948
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Activities on the Enewetak Atoll just before the Operation Sandstone atomic bomb tests.

Covers the events just before the atomic bomb tests (Operation Sandstone) on the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) in the Marshall Islands. U.S. parachute troopers board a transport plane. Scenes of men working on communication systems. Tests and experiments are conducted in the laboratories and valuable data collected. Light aircraft is used to ferry scientists from one point to another. An air laboratory inside a plane to collect valuable information. Men prepare to leave Eniwetok. Scientists and technicians make a last minute inspection of all the necessary instruments before leaving the island. U.S. ships loaded with men move to safer water. Unmanned B-17 drone aircraft takes off to capture traces of the atomic cloud. Men prepare to trigger the atomic bomb on the Eniwetok atoll.

Date: 1948
Duration: 4 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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