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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
 
 
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
 
 
U.S. Navy fighter and bomber aircraft from USS Yorktown strafe Japanese bases and positions on the Truk Islands.

USS Yorktown CV-10 in the Pacific Theater during World War 2. U.S. Naval officers and sailors discuss over a map on a table. Animated map depicts Japanese fleet positions on the Truk Atoll of Islands. USS Yorktown Navy flier squadron and squadrons from other carriers take off for combat over the Truk Islands. Sailors talk over the radio aboard USS Yorktown. A map shows the heavily fortified islands surrounded by air strips, and naval anchorages among the islands. Crewmen aboard Yorktown prepare the planes for take off. Machine gun fire from the planes over the Truk Islands. They dive bomb the island. The aircraft are hit and descend to the ground. A plane drops into the ocean. U.S. airplanes bomb Japanese planes on fighter strips, bomb bases and sea plane ranches. Smoke due to heavy bombardment. Planes dive and drop bombs. Fire due to bombing of a fast fleet tanker hiding in a sheltered cove. U.S. bombers and fighter planes strafe other fleet auxiliaries including rice boats, transports and ammunition ships. They are set on fire with 50 caliber incendiaries and armor piercing plugs. The ships on fire sink into the ocean.

Date: 1944, February
Duration: 4 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A map locates various islands of the Pacific and the invasion of these islands by U.S. forces.

A training film titled 'The Kwajalein Operations' on the operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. A map locates islands in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts the area invaded by U.S. forces. The Gilbert Islands, the Solomon Islands, Midway Island, Tarawa and other islands located on the map. U.S. lines of communication on various islands. Kwajalein Atoll on the map. The atoll is selected as a base for U.S. forces. It is selected because of various benefits which would prove useful during the invasion of the Marshall Islands. Bases and installations on Kwajalein Atoll.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Admiral Chester Nimitrz visits the flagship, USS Rocky Mount and Kwajaleln Island during World War II

Admiral Chester William Nimitz , Commander in Chief of Pacific Ocean Areas, visits flagship USS Rocky Mount and Kwajalein Island during World War 2. View from the USS Rocky Mount (AGC-3) as a US Navy PB2Y Coronado seaplane approaches, lands in the water. and taxis toward it. An officer stands above steps leading aboard the ship. An unidentified small transport ship and small boat are in the background. two small launches are tied to the Rocky Mount. Admiral Chester Nimitz, Pacific fleet commander, is seen from the Rocky Mount as he ascends ladder to the ship's deck. View is looking downward from behind a Navy cinematographer. Admiral Nimitz is greeted by officers aboard the ship. Boarding the USS Rocky Mount, immediately behind Admiral Nimitz, is Lieutenant General Robert C. Richardson Jr., Commanding General of all Army personnel in the Pacific. He is also greeted by the officers on deck. Next, Rear Admiral Richmond Turner is seen boarding the Rocky Mount. (The Rocky Mount served as his flagship when he directed operations against Kwajalein.) Various views of the officers mingling and conversing on the deck. Scene shifts to Admiral Nimitz and accompanying officers posing for a photograph on the Kwajalein Island. He and members of his party are all wearing steel helmets. In one scene they are surrounded by military photographers as Admiral Turner (in garrison cap) points out areas of interest to Admiral Nimitz. Ensuing scenes show the officers examining the remains of Japanese fortifications and weapons on the island. Admiral Nimitz converses with three soldiers who have been bathing on the shore. More views of the group amidst debris on the island. They board three waiting jeeps

Date: 1944, February 5
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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