Author: Us Government
Release Date: March, 2004 [EBook #5212-5216] [These file was first posted on June 6, 2002]
Character set encoding: MPEG
*** Start of the project gutenberg EBOOK, atomic weapons testing ***
This file describes the contents of 5 Project eBooks, numbered 5212-5216.
The history of development of atomic weapons in the United States is being gradually declassified by the government.
The films in this collection were taken from the us Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information Web pages, specifically http://www.osti.gov/historicalfilms/filmlist.html
These are short MPEG films showing some of the testing of atomic weapons. A brief description of each follows.
*** Mar 2003 Film: The Trinity Shot (first us Atomic Test) [tshotxxx.xxx]5212
The first us atomic weapons live test at the Trinity Site in southeastern New Mexico. This was part of the secret Manhatten Project. The test took place on July 16, 1945.
“This silent film shows the preliminary processes
of raising the Gadget to the top of the tower and
final preparation for detonation, and then the blast
and after effects.” (From http://www.nv.doe.gov/
*** Mar 2003 Film: The Bikini Island Able Atomic Test [bablexxx.xxx]5213 Mar 2003 Film: The Bikini Island Baker Atomic Test [bbakexxx.xxx]5214
26 seconds, 8 seconds
In the Bikini Island atoll in the south Pacific ocean, a series of nuclear tests were made. Able was an air-dropped nuclear bomb, while Baker was detonated undersea.
*** Mar 2003 Film: Several Different Atomic Detonations [atomixxx.xxx]5215
This is a short extract from a film showing several different detonations.
*** Mar 2003 Film: Set of 4 Atomic Bomb Test Films [atom4xxx.xxx]5216 See “atomi10m-README.txt” for further information about them]
All of the above, collected in one .zip file.
*** See also, these other Project Gutenberg eBooks:
Jun 1996 Project Trinity, Official U.S. Government Report [prjtrxxx.xxx] 548 Jun 1995 Trinity Atomic Bomb Test Site Photographs [3trntxxx.zip] 279 Jun 1995 Trinity Atomic Bomb by White Sands Missle Range [2trntxxx.xxx] 278 Jun 1995 Trinity Atomic Bomb by the National Atomic Museum [1trntxxx.xxx] 277
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