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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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
U.S. joins the AID program, denunciation of the 80th Congress and President Truman's address at 1948 Democratic campaign convention.

A car arrives at the White House in Washington DC. President Harry S. Truman is presented a Jewish Torah by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of the newly declared State of Israel. Exterior view of White House. Truman with Secretary of State, George Marshall, by the fireplace inside the White House. They discuss world affairs looking at a globe. An animated map shows the increasing Soviet Communist influence in Europe. April 3, 1948, President Truman signs the Economic Assistance Act, know as the Marshall Plan, as members of Congressional leadership look on. Sacks of grain being off loaded at a dock in Italy, as part of Marshall Plan aid. Scene shifts to October 6, 1948 with crowd gathered outside the Democratic Convention at Convention Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Convention delegates applaud during President Truman's address. Officials on stage. Truman talks about his sincere desire to promote peace throughout the world. Pictures of Franklin Roosevelt and Alben Barkley on stage. The White House. Truman seated at a table.

Date: 1948, October 18
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
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
 
 
Allied invasion and campaign in Sicily, Italy during World War II.

A film titled 'Campaign in Sicily' on the campaign of Allied forces in Sicily, Italy during World War II. Animated map shows the target area of the Allies. British Army General Alan Gordon Cunningham, U.S. Army General Dwight David Eisenhower, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Arthur William Tedder , British Army Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, U.S. Army General George Smith Patton and United States Army Air Forces Lieutenant General James Harold Doolittle plan and discuss during the campaign. Lt. Gen. Doolittle and some officers stand near an airplane. U.S. airplanes bomb Pantelleria. Aircraft in formation flight over the target area and drop bombs. British infantry goes ashore. Masses of Italian prisoners of war march along. Rubbled buildings in the area. Axis airplanes bomb an Allied supply ship off an island. British engineers repair an airstrip on the island. Allied bombers strike target areas in Italy. Troops transports assemble in a harbor at Alexandria, Egypt. Ships being loaded at the harbor. Generals Eisenhower and Patton aboard USS Monrovia. Ships underway at sea. Sailors and officers discuss a map. Animated map shows target areas and Allied strategies and invaded areas. Allied troops, following a night naval bombardment, land in Sicily using amphibious vehicles and floating causeways. Landing ships are unloaded. Steel mash mats are laid down. Bulldozers are taken ashore. General Patton and 3rd Infantry Division units land. Axis airplanes attack the convoy. They drop bombs over target areas. An ammunition ship is exploded. Heavy columns of smoke rise as ships and landing craft explode. Soldiers advance along a town. Artillery and tanks advance along. Wrecked airplanes and equipment in the area. Dead bodies of soldiers on the ground. A medic treats a wounded. Aircraft in flight overhead. Officers in the balcony of a building. People gather outside the building. Animated map invasion by Allied forces. Prisoners of war are marched along a field. Soldiers advance.

Date: 1948
Duration: 10 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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