• Short Summary

    Dramatic pictures of the world's first Hydrogen Bomb explosion.

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    Eniwetok Atoll.

    MS destroyer at sea. Aerial shot of Eniwetok Atoll. Aerial shot of island Illujelap. Aerial shot of two islands connected by long plywood tunnel. MS of building called "Cab" (one which houses the bomb). LS plywood tube connecting Illujelap to Bogen isle. Aerial shot of two island and plywood tube. MS destroyer at sea. Shot of another destroyer at sea. Interior, briefing hut. Pan, CUs scientists and army men, General Clarkson, General Walsh Dr Alban Grades. Interior, man bends over control panel. CS metres and dials. CS scientists (natural sound - COUNTING!) Zoom, shot of explosion. Shooting out of sea, shock wave racing towards destroyer. Observers on destroyers watching. Succession of shots of explosion and bomb's effects. MS helicopter taking off. CS observers. CS helicopter taking off. Aerial shot, helicopter in flight. Aerial shot, Bogen island, panning across to Illujelap (not there). Aerial shots, panning over where Illujelap was. MS destroyer. Repetition of the explosion: scientist counting, explosion! Follows a demonstration of destruction power of the bomb on various examples: superimposed New York skyline, map of Washington, 14 Pentagon buildings squeezed into bomb crater, mushroom, etc.

    (Comb.F.G.) (Orig.A.)

    Not for sale without permission from Mr Howard Thomas - note found in the original document. "Just off the secret list" - says paperwork.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:52:00 / 01:08:54:00

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