Cloud filled sky is golden as test bomb burst begins for test "dog" in the Greenhouse series of atomic tests in 1951, on the Enewitak Atoll in Pacific Ocean.Test of Mk 6 strategic bomb. Emitted light obscures vision for several seconds. Shock wave, fireball, and plume follow.
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.
View of the town of Los Alamos in New Mexico, United States. Officials inside the Los Alamos National Labratory (LANL) of the Atomic Enegry Commission of United States. Scenes of scientists working at the LANL. Aerial view of the Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Officials of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and the Atomic Energy Commision, in a joint meeting, collectively map Operation Greenhouse. Joint Task Force Three. Men from government agencies,colleges and universities throughout America work to instrument this operation. Aerial shots of the Perry Islands ( U.S. transport and scientists base) and the Eniwetok Atoll (US Army and Air Force base). U.S. Navy ship anchored at the lagoon. Scenes of laboratories and scientific structures on the islands.
Covers events relating to the Operation Greenhouse atomic tests. Shows U.S. troops and men at an American outpost at Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) in Marshall Islands. A water pumping station on the island. Boats and small planes provide transport facility on the island. The test island serve as a learning ground to U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. Tanks fitted with measuring instruments are stationed near the Zero Tower to measure the radioactivity ,heat and pressure generated at the time of blast. Reinforced concrete buildings are build to withstand the atomic blast. Test objects like an airplane wing and fuselage section are positioned to study the effect of blast on them. U.S. parachute troopers stand beside a transport plane. Commander and his crew at the Joint Task Headquarters in Perry Islands,USA, make final decisions before the atomic test on Enewetak. Unmanned B-17s and fighter jets take off at night to collect valuable information during the blast. View of the atomic bomb explosion and its effect on the buildings at the test island.
A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. Animated map locates Kwajalein Atoll. Islands, atolls and operations are give code names. The code name for Kwajalein Atoll is Carillon atoll. The operation's name is Flintlock Operation. The Arnold pass and the Cohen Island. The code names are given alphabetically and begin with Abraham and end with Jasper. The areas of Roi Island and Namur Island are called Burlesque and Camouflage respectively. The 4th Marine Division is active in the northern area and is called Task Force 53. The southern attack force is the 7th Division and is called Task Force 52. Burlesque and the Camouflage islands are located. The two islands are connected with a concrete causeway. Average annual rainfall in the area is about 80 inches. Average annual temperature is about 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Out of the 25 navigable passes into the lagoon, only 6 are considered good. These are Jacob Pass, Ivan Pass, Bennett Pass, Chester Pass, Conrad Pass and Elton Pass. Flow of wind and current in the area is shown.
Atomic bomb test (Operation Greenhouse) on the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) in the Marshall Islands. Animation shows the effects of an atomic blast. Men suspend various reading instruments from a bomb-shaped plastic balloon that will provide valuable readings at the time of atomic blast. Banks of high speed cameras are planted close to the tower holding the fissionable material (Zero Tower). Radioactive measuring instruments are planted on the islands. Scientists and technicians perform a last minute check of the necessary instruments before leaving the island. A view of the Zero Tower. Men leave the island and detonate the bomb. Mushroom cloud of the atomic blast at a distance. Men in boats at a safe distance watch the explosion wearing protective eye glasses.