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Historic Atomic Weapons and Atomic
Bomb Testing Film Collection 2 DVD Set

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This four hour collection on two DVDs explores all aspects of early nuclear weapon development and atomic bomb testing, details the Operation Crossroads mission examines radiation effects testing caused by atomic weapons, atomic bomb attack footage, the effects of the WWII atomic weapons attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and much more.

Here are all the films that make up this historical collection:

Operation Cue (1955)

Operation Cue is narrated by reporter Joan Collin, who shares the sights she witnesses first-hand while observing the APPLE-2 test. From the planning phase through an actual visit to the site after the detonation, she shows viewers the potential results of the explosion and effective ways of sheltering people from the effects of a nuclear blast during a nuclear testing scenario.

Electrical power experiments included setting up poles, lines, transformers, and a complete substation and observing the thermal and blast effects. Effects are studied on two radio towers and transmitters, a liquefied petroleum and natural gas facility with propane storage tanks, five types of completely furnished houses, rows of mannequins with standard clothing, and canned and packaged food. Spectacular footage shows the awesome destructive power of a nuclear explosion during this incredible nuclear bomb testing program.

Producer: U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 14:36

Operation Cue (1964 revision) (1964)

Revised and updated version that shows the our increased understanding of radiation from 1955 to 1963.

Producer: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 14:02

Atom Bomb (1946)

This film shows early atomic weapons tests including the Survival Town atomic test and operation Teapot. It has actual footage of the atomic bomb testing and shows the scientists and military who were involved in the South Pacific and Southwestern American tests. One of the most amazing things in the film is the lack of protection for the people who were running the tests - which shows how little was known about radiation at that time.

Producer: Bonica (Joe)
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 7:26

Management of Mass Casualties, Part X: Management of Psychological Casualties (1958)

A military training film showing how to manage psychological casualties from apocalyptic war scenarios such as caused by a nuclear weapon.

Producer: U.S. Army
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 23:13

News Magazine of the Screen, The (Vol. 2, Issue 6)

Various newsreels showing testing of a nuclear bomb at Frenchman's Flat in Nevada and a variety of other important events in and around 1952.

Producer: Warner Pathé News
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 22:59

Hanford Science Forum (1957)

A television presentation sponsored by General Electric to the residents of the Richland, WA area. The program interviews Dr. Richard Foster, the manager of the Aquatic Biology Division at the Hanford Plutonium Plant. He presents his study of how the waste water from the nuclear power plant has no effect on the plants and animals in Columbia River and how they do nuclear testing to ensure that the water stays safe for generations to come.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 9:46

Medical Aspects of Nuclear Radiation (1950)

Through animation and storytelling, this film explore the effects of radiation and the heat blast of a nuclear blast on the human body. It is based on knowledge of atomic radiation in 1950 which is a bit different than the knowledge that we now have. All in all, it is a fascinating overview of early nuclear testing and atomic weapons testing.

Producer: Cascade Pictures of California
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 20:14

News Magazine of the Screen, The (Vol. 5, Issue 10; Summer Review 1955)

A newsreel collection showing a variety of interesting happenings in 1955 including the war in Saigon and practice run of what to do in the case of an atomic weapons attack among others.

Producer: Warner Pathé News
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 21:18

News Magazine of the Screen: Atomic Energy

Good collection of 1950s news stories on atomic weapons, nuclear testing, civil defense and nuclear energy. It makes an interesting contrast to the WW2 atomic weapons that were deveoled and tested in the 40s.

Producer: Warner Pathé News
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 21:26

Operation Crossroads (1946)

A documentary about Operation Crossroads - the Able Day and Baker Day blasts of the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Island in the Pacific.The film looks at the tests from a variety of different angles with aerial cameras being used to record the blasts from various aspects. The footage begins with B-29 aircraft "Dave's Dream" dropping an atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll and continues by showing the explosive effects of the bomb as it unfolds.

Producer: Jam Handy Organization
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 26:36

Stay Safe, Stay Strong: The Facts About Nuclear Weapons (1960)

Educational film for the U.S. Air Force on the effects of nuclear weapons. This film is partially animated and includes shots of both underground and atmospheric atomic bomb testing, an explaination of how an atomic weapons work and much more.

Producer: Cinefonics, Inc.
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 22:43

Special Delivery (1946)

This Air Force film shows a variety of military jets and bombers with a primary emphasis on dropping an atomic bomd on the Bikini Atoll as part of Operation Crossroads.

Producer: U.S. Army Air Forces
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 11:49

Tale of Two Cities, A (1946)

Film that shows the atomic bomb drops on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan and the incredible damage caused to the cities and its people by dropping WW2 era atomic weapons on these two cities..

Producer: U.S. War Department
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 12:02

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