- Title: CF734
02:00:35 - 02:06:18
Trinity Bomb - 1945 (17 mins) Col
Great colour footage of a tank with rockets attached to the back. Soldiers stand on the top of the tank and check and prepare the rockets for launch. CU Rocket in the ground. Shot in the sky of a rocket with trail of smoke. Huge nuclear bomb - Trinity - is driven along the road flanked by tractors and tanks. Bomb is unloaded and placed at test site. Slow pan down Oil Derrick / Scaffold structure / Viewing tower, Marquee raised underneath, small headquarters for the bomb test. LS smoke rising from the ground. Pan across fields with smoke trails drifting over them.
02:06:18 - 02:11:48
Two soldiers fit fuse wires into a detonator. WA of American plains, New Mexico desert and mountains. CU Soldier in Pith Helmet talking to camera. Sldier resting in a jeep reading a book. Soldier in a trench. Scaffold platform in the desert. Man walks to a jeep then ties something to a pyramidal wooden structure. Men unload boxes onto a platform and stack them. CU labels on the boxes 'High Explosives. HA of men stacking the boxes. LA looking up at wooden platform. Abstract but nice shots of the scaffolding from underneath, almost like the Eiffel Tower from below.
02:11:48 - 02:17:35
Pan across barracks, cars, jeeps and armoured vehicles. Pan across various buildings and make shift houses being built. Pan across busy crowd listening to an address from a podium. Army General stands at podium and gives speech to the crowd. Pan across the Army band holding their instruments ready. Conductor bring the band to life and they start to play. VS crowd scene. Men standing by cars, woman in army uniform walks past them. Old car drives past, passenger waves through the window.
- Keywords:USA, ATOM BOMB, NUCLEAR TEST, DESTRUCTION, END OF WW2, WORLD WAR TWO, JAPAN, NEW MEXICO
- Master Title:CF734