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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
 
 
Wounded U.S. soldiers being treated during Pacific campaign of World War II, Pacific Ocean Theater.

U.S. soldiers land on an enemy island and being wounded in action during a Pacific campaign of World War II. U.S. troops care for wounded soldiers being hit during initial enemy attacks. Another wounded soldier being carried on a stretcher inland. Wounded soldier being placed on a jeep. Shell blasts on the island. Jeep pulls away. U.S. tanks advance on island. Wounded soldiers of U.S. army being brought at a field hospital. First aid and plasma being given to wounded soldier by medics. Leg of a wounded soldier affected by gangrene being treated. Wounded soldiers being loaded into ambulances and evacuated. Enemy shells fire on island as smoke rises from explosions.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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