- Title: CF886
Preparations for testing in Bikini Atoll, US Pennsylvania drops anchor, model of ' sitting ducks ' esp US Nevada and German & Japanese ships. Admiral Blandy and entourage. Shots of decks loaded with cargo for post-blast radiation measurements. Briefing session for sailors on actual day. Bombers and superfortresses assembling, one with cheeky Top Secret logo. Cameramen in bombers to record events, cameras sticking out of fusillage. Dave's Dream and crew take off with bomb.
Keywords: USA, atomic weapons programme, research and development, Operation Crossroads, Bikini Atoll tests, Secretary Forestall and US Navy.
Sheep in pens being loaded into ' sitting ducks ' as radiation guinea pigs. Engineers test their gauges, Secretary Forestall gives go-ahead, addresses sailors on deck, crews abandoning ship, atom bomb wheeled into hold of a B29 / B-29 behind a protective screen for secrecy, ' Dave's Dream ' takes off with bomb, Forestall wataches, aerial shots, int of B-29, sailors train binoculars, bomb hatch opens, goggles on, ratings turn their backs, mushroom cloud, shots of the aftermath and radiation.
- Keywords:USA, BIKINI ATOLL, ATOM BOMB, NUCLEAR BOMB, HYDROGEN BOMB, NUCLEAR TESTING, LOS ALAMOS, MANHATTAN PROJECT, MUSHROOM CLOUD, RADIATION POISONING, OPERATION CROSSROADS
- Master Title:CF886