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A series of nuclear test explosions conducted by the United States

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 King shot from Operation Ivy in 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
 
 
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
 
 
A German V-2 rocket, vertical launch tower and a gantry crane at the Guided Missile Proving Ground in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Testing of German V-2 rocket at the Guided Missile Proving Ground in Alamogordo, New Mexico. An aerial view showing the vertical launching tower for small-type missile and a gantry crane. V-2 on the ground nearby. A view of surrounding countryside.

Date: 1946
Duration: 3 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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