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Shot Baker and shot King nuclear test explosions conducted by the United States in 1946 and 1952, respectively.

Nuclear bomb testing footage. Continuous colour film of atomic bomb shot Baker from Operation Crossroads on July 25, 1946, as well as film of the Ivy King shot from Operation Ivy on November 15, 1952. Both nuclear tests were conducted by the United States.

Date: 1946
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Military and civilian applications of radar and electronics

1946 Film about military and civilian applications of radar and electronics. View of the LaGuardia Airport Administration Building (passenger terminal) in New York, with control tower and various antennas on its roof. A TWA Constellation and DC-3 airplane on the airport ramp, as another aircraft is on the final approach to land. Commercial cargo vessels in New York harbor (Statue of Liberty barely seen in the misty background). A passenger railroad train speeding along the tracks. Radar returns shown on a plan position radar scope, tracking weather returns. Tropical storm hitting a seaside area. Scientists and technicians at work in a laboratory filled with electronic equipment. View of buildings at U.S. Army Signal Corps' Camp Evans, New Jersey. Sign above one entrance reads: "Evans Signal Laboratory." Inside the laboratory, images created by radar signals bounced off the moon are seen on a radar scope, during "Project Diana," on January 10, 1946. View of the Army's GB-4 radio controlled television glide bomb, suspended on a chain inside a building. It rotates around showing various views. Scene shifts to a launching track outdoors at a coastal facility, where a glide bomb takes off raising smoke as it accelerates along the launch path. Next, a GB-4 glide bomb is released from underneath a B-17 bomber in flight. It is seen flying away from the aircraft. Inside the aircraft, a crew member views its progress by means of television images received from a transmitter in the front of the bomb. Glimpse of the television images. View from the ground of the GB-4 bomb gliding to the ground and exploding. Views of a German V-2 rocket at Launch Complex 33, White Sands Proving Ground , New Mexico, where it was being tested by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department in 1946. Inside a control room, an Army technician gives the signal to launch, and the V-2 rocket fires and rises straight into the sky, with its fiery tail visible as it gains altitude. More views of scientists, engineers, and technicians inside a Signal Corps electronics laboratory. Soldiers being trained in radar technology, seated at an electronic array. An army staff sergeant technician working on radar components. A variety of different radar antennas rotating outdoors.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Rainfall and unused roads prove to be breeding grounds for mosquitoes in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

A U.S. Navy training film about controlling and curing malaria among United States soldiers in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Rain pours down. Mosquitoes breed in water. Vehicle passes on a road leading to water clogging in the area. Unused roads as favorable breeding grounds. A sign reads 'Use authorized roads only' U.S. soldiers advance in the Pacific Theater. Soldier suffering from malaria lying in bed. Soldiers advance and a sign reads 'Welcome home'

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Hydrogen Weapon Test conducted by the United States

United States conducts nuclear bomb and weapons tests at Pacific Proving grounds of Pacific Ocean. This nuclear shot is possibly from Operation Redwing.

Date: 1955
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
V-2 rocket crashes during testing at White Sands proving ground in New Mexico, United States

A documentary titled 'Rocket crashes in test' shows a V-2 rocket of United states being carried in a carrier vehicle to White Sands proving grounds in New Mexico in United States. At the proving grounds the rocket is launched but shortly after take off it gets off course and starts to drop downwards. It crashes and explodes as smoke rises from the area.

Date: 1946, November 11
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Operation Redwing Nuclear Test: Zuni

United States conducts nuclear test shot "Zuni" as part of Operation Redwing nuclear tests at the Pacific Proving Grounds. Bright flash appears due to the Zuni shot bomb blast, the first ever of a three-stage thermonuclear design. Huge fireball boils upward into the sky. Spots of fire in sky as darkness spreads. Zuni was a 3.5 Megaton Hydrogen bomb with 85% of its yield from fusion. This was a companion test to the "dirty" (87% fission) Tewa shot using the same bomb design.

Date: 1956, May 28
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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