U.S. Strategic bombing survey film about the situation in Japan after atomic bombing in World War 2. Film titled 'Effects of Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki'. Map of Japan. Location of Hiroshima. City of Hiroshima. Camera pans over view of the city of Hiroshima before being destroyed by the atomic bomb. Buildings and huts in city of Hiroshima pre-destruction. 6th August 1945: Sentry standing on a platform. Sentry stands near 'bell' air raid alarm. Sentry in dugout cave. Narrator relates that bomb was dropped. Still image of Hiroshima mushroom cloud explosion seen. Views of destroyed Hiroshima. Bomb damage to large concrete building. Ruins of the city. Damaged street cars in street. Hiroshima station. Hiroshima Prefecture office building damaged by blast. Damaged buildings. Statistics of casualty and damage.
Air raids and battle in Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II. A cemetery of United States military soldiers in the Japanese island of Okinawa. Memorial at the tombstone of Ernie Pyle built by the 77th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. General Doolittle, General Arnold and other officers during a discussion standing before planes at the 48th Air Force base. B-29 advances towards Tokyo. Dropping of a number of guided bombs towards their targets. Targets include Japanese airplane factories, shipping industry, military supply chains in the cities of Tokyo, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Okinawa and Yokohama of Japan. Explosion and smoke arises from bombed targets. On 05 August 1945, Enola Gay, a B-29 carries the atomic bomb and flies towards Hiroshima. Atomic explosion seen signifying the one in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, but narrator indicates the image seen is that of the first atomic explosion (the Trinity test) during on July 16, 1945 in New Mexico. Immense cloud of smoke and light. This atomic explosion, the first of two, was pivotal in compelling Japan to surrender unconditionally.
Devastated area in north eastern Hiroshima following August 6, 1945 atomic bomb attack in World War 2. Simple shacks and buildings are being built using rubble material after the devastation of Hiroshima. Damage at Higashi station. Newspaper headlines about the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, and the warning to Japan by the President of the United States. A map of Japan shows the location of Nagasaki. Scenes of Japanese workers in arms factories building torpedoes and munitions. Workers in an assembly line munitions factory of Mitsubishi. A map shows a torpedo plant in the north and a steel and an arms plant in the south, then plots the center point between them as the U.S. target for the "Fat Man" atomic bomb attack. View of the atomic bomb explosion over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, as seen from the B-29 bomber "Bockscar" (sometime called Bock's Car or Bocks Car). Mushroom cloud rises up to the sky. Wing of the B-29 bomber in the foreground. An aerial view of rubble and destroyed buildings in Nagasaki following the atomic bomb attack. Destroyed Mitsubishi steel plants beside the sea.
Damage in Hiroshima, Japan after the atomic bomb attack in August 1945. A map shows the explosion range with in 1/6 miles. Buildings in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb strike. The wooden structure of Hiroshima Castle is demolished due to bombing. Less damaged Hiroshima City Hall. A soldier inspects the floor and railing of a bridge. He marks damage signs on the floor of the bridge.
Surrender of Japanese Imperial forces leads to end of World War II. V-J Day (Victory over Japan) celebrations in 1945. Americans celebrate as newspaper headlines announce V-J Day. Close up view of man holding Boston Post with headline "War Is Over." Teeming crowds in New York City's Times Square celebrating the news. Crowd of citizens, soldiers, and sailors in uniform surrounds a newspaper with headline "U.S. Announces Jap Surrender." Happy crowds of people waving, jumping, and smiling in jubilation. People show V signs. U.S. warships underway at sea. U.S. soldiers aboard ship. Japanese troops parading in Japan. Japanese aircraft lined up in flight line ready for take off to defend the Japanese mainland. Japanese amphibian tanks lined up ready for use against a possible allied invasion. Aerial view of actual atomic bomb explosion over Hiroshima as seen from second B-29 aircraft accompanying the Enola Gay on the bombing run. Ruins of twisted metal and debris in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and civilians walking among the devastation. Japanese civilians along road. Japanese Generals deplaning and meeting U.S. General MacArthur on an airfield. Troops of 11th Airborne Division land in Japan. Marines reach Japanese shores at Yokosuka Naval Base in Landing crafts. American soldier raises American flag in Japan. American troops aboard Japanese battleship Nagato after Japanese surrender. View of the Nagato (later used as a target ship during Operation Crossroads).
Film showing city of Hiroshima, Japan, the day before, and the day after the dropping of the atomic bomb in World War 2. Sequence opens on August 5, 1945, the day before the event. Camera pans over the city. Japanese air raid lookouts are seen on watch for allied bombers. View of actual atomic bomb detonation, over Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945, as seen from aircraft high overhead. Next, the complete destruction of the city is seen from camera at low altitude showing the four and one half square miles of the city flattened and burned. A Japanese hospital still functioning, with red cross flag on it. Hospital workers retrieving victims of the bombing. Ambulatory victims clustered in dooways and halls. Shadow image of a large industrial valve wheel burned onto wall behind it. Similar image of a ladder burned onto a wall. The decorative pattern on a womans dress burned onto skin of her back. Japanese physicians treating victims of thermal and radiation burns. Views of various victims, including some children, and their respective injuries. Scene shifts forward one year, to August 6, 1946. Children are lined up outside a school building, and then seen inside their classroom. disfiguring results of injuries are still evident on the children at their desks. Sequence shifts again, this time to United Nations delegates grappling with the issue of controlling atomic weapons. Closeups of American delegates, including James F. Byrnes (Secretary of State)and James B. Conant, President of Harvard University in the assembly. Closeups of representatives from South Asian nations. Closeup of USSR delegation, headed by Foreign Minister,Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov. Signs identifying delegates from Colombia, Egypt,Iraq, Bolivia, China. Final sequence shows several U.S. atomic scientists in their respective laboratories, including Enrico Fermi and Vannevar Bush. United states representative to the UN, Warren Austin, speaking about the so-called, Baruch Plan, for international control of atomic weapons. (Principal author, Bernard Baruch, is standing behind speaker's left shoulder.) USSR delegation, headed by permanent representative, Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko, who is seen presenting the Soviet plan. View of explosion and mushroom cloud during U.S. Operation Crossroads atomic bomb test in the Pacific.