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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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
Detonation of liquid thermonuclear device MIKE, the first hydrogen bomb, at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands.

Full-scale thermonuclear test of ultracold liquid deuterium, codenamed MIKE at Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific Proving Ground in the Marshall Islands (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok). (Left to right) Chief engineering and firing commander, Stan Burris -- later the leader of the Strategic Ballistic Missile development, including Polaris and later editions; retired as CEO of Rockwell Aerospace -- military firing and security commander, Colonel Richard Lunger, and ultracold refrigeration engineering commander for thermonuclear liquid fuel state monitoring, Robert Gibney. The intense nuclear radiation ignited the atmosphere around the device, creating a fireball 4.2 miles across. A remote firing control was created, using a televison tower beam signal to safely trigger the detonation from the USS Estes, approximately 35 miles south/southeast of the detonation. White hot device remnant specks are visible throughout the surface of the fireball. Shockwave from explosion is seen spreading across the water, then a white mushroom cloud spreading above. View of crew on ship deck observing blast. Device yield: 10.4 megatons.

Date: 1952, November 1
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
German V-2 rockets at White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico.

Shows the White Sands Proving Ground ( White Sands Missile Range), a rocket range in New Mexico. The sign on the entrance reads ' U.S. Naval Unit White Sands Proving Ground '. German V-2 rocket parts at the facility. An erected tail section of the V-2 rocket and a rocket launch(firing) platform. Rocket reads 'German V-2 rocket,Ordnance Department, White Sands Proving Ground ,New Mexico'.

Date: 1947
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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