Episode of "The Big Picture", a U.S. Army series of news release programs. U.S. Army cameraman recording Nike missile launch. Atomic cannon fires shell creating atomic explosion and classic mushroom cloud.. Army troops spill out of Sikorsky YH-19 helicopters. U.S. Army infantry soldiers ascend hill firing their rifles. Atomic experiments at Camp Desert Rock in Nevada, United States. U.S. Army Master Sergeant Stuart Queen seated at a desk in his office. He speaks about a series of atomic experiments ("Desert Rock 6") held in barren lands of Nevada at Camp Desert Rock. Celebrating victory in Europe, during World War 2, American troops parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, with the Arch of Triumph behind them. Happy Parisians watch the parade.. War scenes in Hiroshima, Japan: Actual footage of explosion and mushroom cloud rising after atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Barren land on the ground in Hiroshima after the blast. B-29 bombers in flight. Atomic bomb test detonation. Atomic artillery gun M65, also called the Atomic Cannon or Atomic Annie, fires and creates nuclear explosion on distant target.Viking missile launch. U.S. soldiers on parade. Headquarters sign at U.S. Army atomic experiment station at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada, displaying 6-pointed star with "A" in center.. Several atomic test explosions. Soldiers on hillside witness a non-nuclear explosion. Buses carry troops along a road past a sign warning of radiation hazard. Army captain, instructor, briefing troops before the start of atomic maneuvers.. Maps of planned maneuvers. Engineer surveyors lay out ground zero target. View of the ground zero area which is the target area for testing. Signal men lay communication lines to receive and transmit teletype messages. Men operate machinery and dig trenches in which troops will take cover. Other men cover them with sand. [Note: According to the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, from February 18 to May 15, 1955, the United States conducted Operation Teapot, a nuclear test series at Yucca Flat and Frenchman Flat on the Nevada Test Site in the continental United States. During the test period 14 nuclear shots and 1 non-nuclear shot were detonated. Several thousand scientific, military (army, air force, navy, marines), and civilian contract personnel participated in the organization, planning, and execution of the test series. Military exercises undertaken during and following the shots took place under the name Desert Rock 6.]
George Wilson Malon, Senator of the United States gives a speech in his office in Nevada, United States. He reports to the voters. He talks about the war time excise taxes, live music taxes and their effects on the State of Nevada. He assures the people that he will work to aid the hotel and restaurant industry, and jobs for young people of Nevada.
The construction of Boulder Dam, later renamed as the Hoover Dam. Exteriors of Babcock and Wilcox Mill near Boulder Dam construction site, Nevada. Steel sheets manufactured. Technicians and workers work with equipment. Pipe units are made from sheets after shaping the sheets. Worker welds sheets. Man work with equipment during laboratory tests. Men work with huge pipe units. High capacity cranes swinging pipe unit. Giant lathe used to join individual sections of pipe units. Pipe section ready for insulation. Tractor trailer carrying a giant pipe unit on road. Pipe unit on Canyon rim, exactly over the dam site. Pipe unit is maneuvered for loading into the Canyon. Man at control tower of the cable way on cliff. Pipe unit transferred through cable ways. Pipe lowers into the canyon. Pipe units taken into tunnel.
The beginning of the construction of Boulder Dam (later the Hoover Dam) on the Colorado River in the United States. Rocks on the side of the river. A boat in the river. A map shows the course of the Colorado River through different states of the country. The river causes floods in towns and farming districts of California. The dam site in the Black Canyon, where the river forms a boundary between Nevada and Arizona. A map shows the dam site. Materials at the dam site. Trains bring supplies. Power lines to the dam site. Men assemble materials for construction work. Men at a survey. Workmen come to the dam site in trucks from other states.
Belle Bart, famous astrologer at desk in her office, New York, USA. She speaks on her predictions for the Year 1936. She reminds viewers of her predictions for the year 1935. She says that the period of prosperity will extend from 1936-1943. She further says that although war is imminent in the far East, and that some nations will become eclipsed during this period, the general trend through 1943 will be "happiness and prosperity for all."
An atomic bomb test in Nevada, United States. A sign board reads: 'US Atomic Energy Commission Nevada Proving Ground Mercury, Nevada'. A guard stands near the board. Men gather in the explosion area. Cars and houses in the area to determine their ability to withstand blast wave and radiation. Mannequins in a car and in replicas of houses. Soldiers huddle in trenches two miles away from the explosion area. Cameramen adjust their cameras to record the explosion. The atomic bomb explodes. A mushroom cloud is formed. People wearing goggles for eye protection are seen as they watch the explosion. Governor of California Earl Warren arrives at the explosion site. Personnel with geiger counter take measurements near the bombing site later.