Film showing the explosion of the first atomic bomb to be tested at Bikini, nicknamed 'Able' and dropped by B-29 bomber 'Dave's Dream'.
Salvage ships entering lagoon. SV same. Men on lookout Semi V man with geiger counter. CU same. View of water sample being taken from sea. CU same. Man filling bottle of water. GV fighting fire on Pennsylvania. SV fighting fire on Saratoga. SV fighting fire on New York. CY ditto. Pan V ditto. CU graphic in form of radar screen showing first damaged area. CU chart showing second damaged area. Officers with glasses looking at damage. GV Saratoga. V from launch plane flying over inspecting party in f-g. Blandy and Forrestal inspecting damage. SV ditto. V passing the Prince Eugen. CY name Prince Eugen. Pan of wreckage of Sakawa. V of inspecting party V wreckage of submarine Skate. Pan wreckage on Pensacola. CU ditto. GV inspection party passing Independence. CU same. GV inspecting party passing Independence. CU ditto. V of removing instruments from Nevada. CU man at microscope on Burleson. Semi V same. V of pellets in dish. CU man at microscope. GV Harrison. V of explosion. CU mushroom cloud surrounded by clouds.
Munitions and Armaments; Atomic Energy; Explosions; Atom bomb;
Background: Film showing the explosion of the first atomic bomb to be tested at Bikini, nicknamed 'Able' and dropped by B-29 bomber 'Dave's Dream'.