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Underwater explosion occurs during atomic bomb test "Baker" at Bikini Atoll, Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Atomic bomb test "Baker" at Bikini Atoll, Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean during Operation Crossroads in July 1946. Aerial view of ships at anchor, grouped in a small area. Broken clouds in sky. Underwater explosion of bomb "Helen of Bikini", shot Baker, occurs as it throws a shock wave. It forms a huge round white cloud, grey smoke curls up its center. Lower clouds around the area dissipates. Nuclear test mushroom cloud hangs over the ships. A large trunk of the bomb blast extends down into the water. Many ships surround the blast area.

Date: 1946, July 25
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Shock wave spreads to harbor during nuclear bomb test at Bikini Atoll, Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Nuclear bomb test being conducted at Bikini Atoll, Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, by the United States military. Ships at sea. Shock wave spreads rapidly due to a nuclear blast. Mushroom cloud hangs over the water, surrounded by grey clouds. Tons of water being thrown back down on the surface as white light obscures the area. Bird flies in the foreground.

Date: 1955
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Atomic blast over water during a nuclear test at Bikini Atoll, Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Nuclear test at Bikini Atoll, Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Atomic blast occurs far out over the water causing a wide expanse of smoke to spread out in all directions. The fireball churns upwards from its center and grows dark in many areas except for the top. Entire fireball dissipates. Darkness spreads.

Date: 1955
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The Philippines gains independence from the United States on July 4, 1946

The Philippines are established as an independent nation. Crowds of Filipinos gathered at Rizal Park (Luneta Park) in Manila on the July 4, 1946. View of Independence Grandstand (a temporary structure built in front of the Rizal Monument) with American flag and Philippine flags on tall flag poles.. View looking down on General Douglas MacArthur at a podium, speaking into microphones. Camera pans over various segments of the audience. A map shows the Philippine Islands in context of its neighbors in the Pacific Ocean. Camera pans closeup across faces of many Filipinos gathered at the independence event. View of the Jones Bridge over the Pasig River in downtown Manila. Heacock’s Department Store on the Escolta.The Legislative Building. (later the National Museum of the Philippines). Ocean going ships in a harbor. Cargo being offloaded from a ship onto smaller boat. An industrial complex with eight tall smoke stacks emitting smoke. Steel and petroleum plants. Filipino workers in an assembly plant. The Legislative building with people coming and going. Air raid sirens sounding and people running in streets of Manila at onset of Japanese invasion of the Philippines in December, 1941, at start of World War 2, in the Pacific.People running across the Jones Bridge, seeking shelter. Others boarding a bus. Smoke rising from Japanese bombing. Glimpse of Japaese tanks entering Manila. Japanese infantry climbing a hill. Bodies of persons killed during the Japanese invasion. Glimpse of Japanese troops occupying Corregidor. U.S. General Wainright negotiating the surrender of Corrigidor with Japanese General Homma. View of an American warship firing during the U.S. campaign to defeat the Japanese on islands in the Pacific. An American landing ship carrying U.S. troops who storm ashore. General Douglas MacArthur striding ashore with a retinue of officers, at Leyte, Philippines, on October 20, 1944. as he keeps his promise to return to the Philippines. Views, back again, to MacArthur speaking at the Independence Day ceremony in Manila on July 4, 1946. Also seen at the ceremony are: U.S.Senator Millard Tydings, (co-sponsor of the 1934 Tydings–McDuffie Act, which provided independence to the Philippines after a 10-year transition under a limited autonomy), and Paul V. McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner of the Philippines, who read President Truman's proclamation of Philippine Independence to the assembly. Camera pans over the gathering which includes many U.S. Service personnel in uniform. The oath of office is administered to the elected President of the Philippines, Manuel Roxas. At the conclusion, the American flag is lowered by Paul McNutt, as President Roxas raises that of the Republic of the Philippines. A celebratory parade in Manila includes a float with signs reading: "Let's Produce and Rebuild," among other things. Other floats represent "Mountain Province," and "The City of Manila," "The University of the Philippines," and "The Division of City Schools." One float, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, contains a huge replica machine gear, and models of an aircraft and a ship. It's message is about turning the gear that helps make the nation great. American and Filipino soldiers march, carrying their respective national flags. A white-helmeted military band plays for the marchers. Final scene shows large loose formation of military aircraft in flight very high above the Independence Grandstand, at Rizal Park.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aerial view of atomic bomb explosion from Test Baker, Operations Crossroads

Cluster of test vessels is seen in aerial view of test site, Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean. Baker test, of underwater atomic bomb explosion, in Operation Crossroads, July, 1946. Detonation produces large shock wave, water column and mushroom cloud.

Date: 1946, July 25
Duration: 3 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Operations Crossroads, nuclear test "Able" at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, in the Pacific Ocean.

Operation Crossroads nuclear bomb test "Able" at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Aerial view of atoll. White light spreads due to blast. Shock waves in the lagoon. Ships grouped together at anchor. Blast goes off amid ships as it throws out a huge shock wave in all directions. Mushroom cloud forms immediately over the ships.

Date: 1946, July 1
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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