A house constructed 3,500 feet from "ground zero" at the Nevada Test Site being destroyed by the "Annie" test shot. The only source of light was the blast itself, detonated on March 17, 1953.
Rapid flash and rapidly rising mushroom cloud seen in this test of 15 kiloton weapon on May 25, 1953,called "Grable", at the Nevada Test Site. It was shot from a M65 atomic cannon mobile artillery piece, sometimes called Atomic Annie.
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.
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.
Secret atomic researches and tests by United States Atomic Energy Commission, in Nevada. A group of scientists aboard an air plane performs secret research about atomic bomb explosions. The scientists put on gas masks and goggles for eye protection, and security equipment aboard the plane. An atomic explosion is seen below and the plane passes above near the atomic mushroom as volunteers test their eye protection. On the ground, cameras in the blast wave record damage incurred to parked airplanes on the ground by the force of the explosion blast wave. An airplane tail section burns while it traverses the explosion cloud. A giant Boeing B-50 Superfortress bomber codenamed Rosebud is seen on an atomic bombing run in an actual atomic test. The pilot and bombardier are shown in the plane, the target sight is seen on the ground, and the atomic blast is seen from the B-50 flying overhead. Massive explosion and mushroom cloud seen forming. The atomic cloud rises up in sky.