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Atomic bomb scenes WWII; atomic testing at U.S. Army atomic experiment station 'Camp Desert Rock' in Nevada, United States

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.]

Date: 1955
Duration: 6 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Preparations for the "Apple Two" atomic test shot and associated U.S. Army's "Desert Rock VI" exercise, at the Nevada Test site

The U.S. Army prepares for its "Desert Rock 6" atomic maneuvers and tests , as part of Operation Teapot atomic tests in 1955. U.S. Army troops in trucks, pass through entry gates, headed for ground zero of atomic test shot "Apple 2" , the 13th in this series, scheduled for May 5, 1955, at the Nevada test site. A soldier with clipboard notes their passing. Next, the Control Center Building is shown. It displays several types of antennas. View from inside the building. Vehicles moving in area near the control center. Low-level aerial view of the "ground zero" area. Men walking into a bunkered shelter housing instruments for measuring atomic explosion data. View upward from ground, of instrumentation being setup on a steel tower outdoors. Glimpse of a soldier who will be participating in the exercise. A technician adjusting instruments atop the steel tower. Soldiers walking into ground zero and inspecting an artillery piece there to determine the planned explosion's effects on it. Other things placed in the area to determine effects atomic explosive effects on them include: sand-bagged emplacement; a jeep (labeled, Test Equip. off limits); a 155mm howitzer; A Browning heavy machine gun; portable field radio; trench mortar; simulated soldiers, including steel helmet and rifle; trees; an unsheltered North American B-45 tornado aircraft; and Republic P-47 aircraft in both sheltered and dug-in positions. Workmen are seen erecting buildings in a model village (including mannequins representing occupants and food to be tested). M-48 Patton tanks and their crews, part of "Task Force Razor" are seen raising dust as they travel across deserts to the Nevada test site. Army soldiers performing maintenance on their tanks and equipment prior to entering the test site. More trucks and equipment approaching the test site.

Date: 1955
Duration: 3 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soldiers assess damage from atomic explosive test shot,"Apple Two," during U.S. Army exercise Desert Rock 6.

Views of various structures and objects after being exposed to atomic explosive test shot "Apple 2" during U.S. Army Exercise Desert Rock VI. A wooden frame house splintered by the blast. A low concrete structure, relatively intact. An overturned Army vehicle. An unsheltered low-wing monoplane, number NG 489851, with skin stripped from its horizontal stabilizer and wing tips. A P-47 aircraft appearing relatively intact. A badly damaged two-wheel trailer. A relatively unscathed auxiliary power unit on a stabilized trailer. Vehicles reduced to rubble. Radar unit and accompanying truck and power unit, seemingly OK, but dish antenna may be damaged. Three soldiers stand around an M2HB heavy machine gun knocked from its stand. A B-29 bomber sits on a ramp with a sign in front of it warning of radiation. A ground crewman sprays the bomber down with a pressure hose to decontaminate it by washing off radioactive particles. A soldier rides a jeep out to check radiation readings on a vehicle that had been exposed. Troops walk back from ground zero and undergo personal cleaning with brooms and checks by geiger counters. A soldier being checked, including his boots. Soldiers sweeping dust from M48 tanks used in the exercise. A soldier being "interviewed" by another, about means of coping with atomic weapons on the battlefield. A formation of soldiers marching, led by one carrying a Corps of Engineers Guidon with the number 14 on it. [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.]

Date: 1955
Duration: 3 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army conducts exercise Desert Rock VI, as the "Apple 2" atomic explosive test shot is fired at the Nevada test site

U.S.Army troops silhouetted against sky at dawn as they step from trucks and then proceed to their protected positions in area of ground zero prior to the "Apple II" atomic explosive test shot, "Apple Two,"associated with the Army exercise Desert Rock 6. They enter sand-bagged trenches. A briefing officer in a trench issues final instructions that are broadcast over a loudspeaker. View of desert dry lake bed, beyond which is ground zero (detonation site) about 5 miles away. Soldiers are seen foxholes and trenches. An M48 Patton tank, of Task Florce Razor is seen, with a tank commander speaking to his group by radio. He instructs them to shut down engines, close all hatches and turn turrets to the rear. Views of tank crew members inside their tanks. The Commander goes down closing his hatch behind him. Other tank crews do likewise. Two Soldiers seen waiting in a trench. One smokes a cigarette. Others standing in their trench. At H-Hour minus two minutes, a siren blows and all begin taking protected positions deep within their trenches and foxholes, as instructed over the loudspeaker. Views of some soldiers in their positions. Glimpse of jeep and of B-45 bomber sitting unprotected on the desert. View of P-47 aircraft in protected positions. Several trees in a line. White flash fills screen as the atomic device is detonated. The explosion seen through camera filming through a porthole. A building flashes into flame and then is blown over by blast wave or shock wave. Interior of house containing mannequins seen, as windows burst in flames and then blast destroys it. Other buildings being swept away. A steel tower bending but remaining upright. Troops out of their trenches moving forward toward ground zero, as the mushroom cloud forms in the distance, and a helicopter flies overhead. Patton tanks of Task Force Razor move toward ground zero, "fighting" their way through obstacles. [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.]

Date: 1955
Duration: 4 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney at 1955 Disneyland opening ceremonies; and scenes from 35th Anniversary of Disneyland in 1990.

Circa-1990 aerial flyover of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, followed by brief vintage footage of Walt Disney in an office in 1955, introducing Disneyland and showing a giant map of the theme park on his wall. Shots of July 1955 opening ceremony are presented along with shots of the Disneyland 35th anniversary celebration. Ronald Reagan is seen at both events. President Ronald Reagan in 1990 seen congratulating the park on it anniversary. Then a flashback shot to 1955, with actor Ronald Reagan leaning over a balcony of Main Street in Disneyland and talking about the opening celebration. Cutting back to 1990, Roy E. Disney is seen unveiling a plaque at the anniversary celebration. Scene shifts back to 1955, with Walt Disney welcoming visitors to Disneyland during its opening celebration, and a view of a plaque unveiled at the park's opening. In 1990 footage, Roy Disney notes that no one except Walt could have predicted the success of Disneyland. Views of visitors at contemporary Disneyland enjoying a teacup ride and on the Splash Mountain log flume ride, followed by scenes with colored confetti falling at the 35th anniversary celebration.

Date: 1990
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mushroom cloud churns up during nuclear tests at Nevada test site in Nye County, Nevada.

United States conducts nuclear tests at Nevada test site in Nye County, Nevada. Looking down over ground 'O'. Area obscured by brightness of white light, it dissipates. Fireball seen after the atomic blast. Mushroom cloud moves straight up from the 'O' zone with its narrow trunk. Cloud billows up on top. Top section of mushroom cloud. Trunk of cloud, and top with red appearance. Grey curling smoke below the cloud. Thin mushroom cloud with red smoke ring like a halo, hovers above the long neck of smoke. Red smoke ring hovers above the blast area.

Date: 1955
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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