• Short Summary

    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'.

  • Description

    GV S.S. Mckinley. Angle shot flags going up. Angle shot sailor signaling. SV Adm. Blandy seated in chair. SCU Adm. Blandy looks at watch. GV Dave's Dream on field. SV crew members in front of plane adjust packs. Angle shot member adjusts pack. SV showing screen placed around bottom of plane guard walking by in f-g. GV of Dave's Dream taxiing on field. SV ground crew looking on. SV follow Dave's Dream takes off. SCU of type with walkie talkie / AV of Dave's Dream in flight / Int. plane Shot of radio man at controls. CU ditto. SCU radio man broadcasting aboard ship. SCU ditto. Int. Shot people listening to radio. Semi CU sailors listening to radio. Angle shot of sailors listening to radio. CU man listening to radio. SCY Metronome ticking. AV of 354 on bomb run. CU ditto. CU of motors. CU Major Wood, Major Swancutt in b-g. CU Major Swancutt. CU of Co-pilot. CU propellers. CU radio operator / CU navigator. CU propeller CU Swancutt. CU Major Wood. CU plane in flight.

    CU radar on ship. CU of alert buzzer. GV sailors sit on deck and cover eyes. Elev. shot ditto. Sailors putting goggles on. CU ditto. CU ditto. CU ditto. CU putting goggles on. Gen Air View target array. Angle shot of yoke on Nevada. CY ditto. Angle shot of plane Bomb doors open. CU major Wood looks into bombsight. CU of explosion from camera. tower. CY of explosion reflecting on goggles. Air View of mushroom cloud. starting to rise. Cameramen in plane. Still men on plane. Man with goggles chewing gum. Angle shot of three men with goggles. CU man with goggles. CU man wearing protective goggles.
    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'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8O48UQUPJ26PUAY5PYRZP8HC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8O48UQUPJ26PUAY5PYRZP8HC
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1946
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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