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  • David Kaiser on Manhattan Project Innovations

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    Dr. David Kaiser is the Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He discusses the Manhattan Project and its legacy of innovations.

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  • Manhattan Project Oral Histories Play all

    The Atomic Heritage Foundation has collected hundreds oral histories of Manhattan Project veterans and their families. To view the full collection, visit manhattanprojectvoices.org, which also includes information on each Manhattan Project site and the transcripts of all the interviews.
    • General Paul Tibbets - Reflections on Hiroshima - Duration: 58 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 28,402 views
      Colonel (later General) Paul Tibbets was the pilot of the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the “Little Boy” atomic bomb over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. In this documentary Tibbets co-produced wit...
    • Rose Bethe's Interview - Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 3,064 views
      Rose Bethe and her husband, Nobel Prize winner Hans Bethe, moved to Los Alamos in early 1943 when Hans was appointed leader of the Theoretical Division for the Manhattan Project. During the initial...
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    • Frances Quintana's Interview - Duration: 56 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 281 views
      Frances Quintana grew up in El Rancho, NM, and her family’s farm at Los Alamos was requisitioned when the Manhattan Project took over the site. Frances became one of the many Hispanos who were buss...
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    • Veronica Taylor's Interview - Duration: 44 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 437 views
      Veronica Taylor is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe and grew up along the Columbia River near the Manhattan Project site at Hanford. Taylor discusses some of the unique aspects of Nez Perce life and...
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    • James Forde's Interview - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 543 views
      James Forde was a lab assistant in the Nash Garage Building, where scientists worked on developing the gaseous diffusion process. Seventeen year-old Forde was the lone African-American in the midst...
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    • Richard Rhodes's Interview - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 8,995 views
      In this interview, Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," discusses the selection of the Hanford site and explains DuPont’s important role in the Manhatta...
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    • Val Fitch's Interview - Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,521 views
      Val Fitch is a Nobel-Prize-winning physicist who worked in electrical engineering on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. He was drafted into the Special Engineer Detachment, and remembers George K...
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    • Floy Agnes Lee's Interview - Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 730 views
      Floy Agnes Lee was one of the few Pueblo Indians to work as a technician at the Los Alamos laboratory during the Manhattan Project. As a hematologist, she collected blood from Manhattan Project sci...
    • Kathleen Maxwell's Interview - Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 525 views
      Kathleen Maxwell was a physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project for the Kellex Corporation in Jersey City, New Jersey. The only female scientist in her division, she assisted in troubleshootin...
    • Geoffrey Chew's Interview - Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,390 views
      Geoffrey Chew was an undergraduate studying physics at George Washington University when he assisted Washington Post journalist (and future children’s novelist) Jean Craighead in writing an article...
    • Nancy K. Nelson's Interview - Duration: 45 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 342 views
      Nancy K. Nelson is the widow of Richard H. Nelson, who was the VHF radio operator when on the Enola Gay on the Hiroshima atomic bombing mission. In this interview, Nelson discusses how she met her ...
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    • Isabella Karle's Interview - Duration: 44 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,068 views
      The daughter of Polish immigrants, Isabella Karle had received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in physical chemistry from the University of Michigan by the time she was 22 in 1943. With h...
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  • Ranger in Your Pocket: Los Alamos Play all

    • Building Strong Men - Duration: 75 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 726 views
      Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan discusses the unique architecture of Fuller Lodge, the dining hall of the Los Alamos Ranch School.


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    • Dancing in Shorts - Duration: 40 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 516 views
      Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan describes the formal Los Alamos Ranch School dances that took place in Fuller Lodge.


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    • Oppenheimer’s Choice - Duration: 50 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 839 views
      J. Robert Oppenheimer explains why he selected Los Alamos to be the site of the top-secret Manhattan Project weapons laboratory.


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    • The Heart and Soul of Los Alamos - Duration: 63 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 497 views
      Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan explains the significance of Fuller Lodge to the Los Alamos community.

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    • Eating at the Lodge - Duration: 58 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 404 views
      Rose Bethe, who came to Los Alamos in 1943 with her husband, future Nobel Prize winner Hans Bethe, explains the challenges of feeding the hundreds of hungry scientists at Los Alamos.

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    • A Lesson Exchange - Duration: 94 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 313 views
      Dimas Chavez recalls the deal his mother made with scientists’ wives, to tutor him in English in exchange for Mexican cooking lessons.

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    • A Home for George - Duration: 43 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 451 views
      Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan explains how the Stone Power House became the home of Manhattan Project explosives expert George Kistiakowsky.

      For more informat...
    • A 22 Gun Salute - Duration: 98 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 340 views
      George Kistiakowsky, the Manhattan Project’s explosives expert, recalls the scientists celebrating V-J Day at Los Alamos.

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    • Meet the Chadwicks - Duration: 81 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 330 views
      Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan explains the role of Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Chadwick in the Manhattan Project, and how he and his family came to liv...
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    • Vera Comes to Los Alamos - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 460 views
      George Kistiakowsky and his daughter Vera remember what it was like to live in the Stone Power House during the Manhattan Project.

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    • Riding with the Chadwick Girls - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 198 views
      Vera Kistiakowsky recalls her adventures riding with Sir James Chadwick’s twin daughters, who lived across the street in the Baker House.

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    • Becoming the Baker House - Duration: 41 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 253 views
      Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan discusses the Baker House’s residents after World War II, Colonel Gerald T. Tyler and Richard D. Baker.

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  • Ranger in Your Pocket: Hans Bethe House Play all

    • Ranch School Days - Duration: 75 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 477 views
      Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan describes Master Cottage Number One during its Los Alamos Ranch School days, when the school’s director, A. J. Connell, lived in ...
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    • Choosing Los Alamos - Duration: 112 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,400 views
      Physicist Edwin McMillan recalls accompanying J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Groves to select a site for the Manhattan Project’s top-secret scientific laboratory.
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    • The McMillans' New Home - Duration: 108 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 193 views
      Elsie McMillan, wife of physicist Edwin McMillan, takes you on a tour of her home, Master Cottage Number One.
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    • Secrecy and Stress - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 222 views
      Elsie McMillan, wife of physicist Edwin McMillan, recalls the intense pressure the scientists at Los Alamos were under.
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    • The Trinity Test - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      • 8,042 views
      Elsie McMillan remembers asking her husband Edwin what would happen at the Trinity Test.
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    • A Long Night's Vigil - Duration: 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 310 views
      Elsie McMillan vividly describes waiting with her neighbor Lois Bradbury for word that the Trinity Test had been a success.
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    • Agnew on Hiroshima - Duration: 92 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 427 views
      Harold Agnew, who would go on to become director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima from the B-29 plane The Great Artiste.
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    • Hans and Rose Bethe - Duration: 86 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 334 views
      Hans and Rose Bethe lived in Master Cottage Number One for part of the Manhattan Project. Rose describes the home and the social gatherings they would host.
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    • No to Spinach - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 200 views
      Rose Bethe recounts her son Henry’s battle over spinach with his babysitter, Genia Peierls.
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    • Los Alamos's Conscience - Duration: 116 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 252 views
      Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan explains why Hans Bethe remains a beloved figure in Los Alamos. In a 1982 interview, Bethe discussed the threat of nuclear war.
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    • Max Roy's Inspiration - Duration: 100 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 171 views
      Max Roy lived in Master Cottage Number One for nearly fifty years. Hanford chemist Oswald Greager recalls how Roy inspired him and his colleagues on an important project.
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    • Restoring the Bethe House - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 181 views
      Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan explains how the Hans Bethe came into the Society’s possession.
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  • Hanford's B Reactor Play all

    The B Reactor at Hanford was the first industrial-sized nuclear reactor. The B Reactor produced the plutonium used in the "Gadget," the atomic device used in the Trinity test, and "Fat Man," the bomb dropped on Nagasaki. These videos tell the story of the history, science, and engineering behind the B Reactor. For more about Hanford and the B Reactor, visit the Atomic Heritage Foundation's online "Ranger in Your Pocket" tour: http://www.atomicheritage.org/tours
    • Welcome to the B Reactor - Duration: 8 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 20,937 views
      Welcome to the B Reactor, the first industrial-scale nuclear reactor. The B Reactor produced plutonium for the atomic bombs during the Manhattan Project.
    • A Brief Tour - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 10,349 views
      This vignette gives viewer a quick overview of the front face of the B Reactor.
    • Loading the Reactor - Duration: 80 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 84,477 views
      Vignette describing the loading of uranium fuel into the B Reactor.
    • SCRAM it! - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 140,898 views
      Vignette from the Control Room of B Reactor discussing how the reactor was shut down in case of an emergency.
    • The Control Room - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 25,200 views
      Control Room vignette from B Reactor tour
    • A Mysterious Failure - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 14,524 views
      Vignette from the Control Room of the B Reactor describing a problem at reactor start up.
    • Far Out Science - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 3,327 views
      Vignette on the history and science of plutonium and its role in the Manhattan Project.


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    • Two Seconds - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 83,798 views
      Vignette discusses the importance of graphite blocks in building early nuclear reactors, including Enrico Fermi's Chicago Pile-1 and Hanford's B Reactor.


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    • Queen Mary of the Desert - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 12,741 views
      An overview of the plutonium processing facilities at Hanford.
    • A River Runs Past It - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,552 views
      Vignette on the Columbia River's role in cooling the B Reactor at Hanford.


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    • The Final Products - Duration: 82 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 3,958 views
      Describes the transportation of the plutonium made in Hanford to the laboratory in Los Alamos, NM.
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    • Fuel in the Pool - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 89,329 views
      Vignette from Fuel Storage Basin at Hanford's B Reactor
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  • Hanford's Pioneers Play all

    Before the Manhattan Project took over Hanford in 1943, Native Americans and farmers lived in the area. For more about "Hanford's Pioneers, visit the Atomic Heritage Foundation's online "Ranger in Your Pocket" program: http://www.atomicheritage.org/tours
    • A Broken Promise - Duration: 109 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 699 views
      Rex Buck of the Wanapum tribe explains what his tribe was told and how they felt when they were ordered to leave their land by Manhattan Project administrators.


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    • Land of No Return - Duration: 93 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 643 views
      Veronica Taylor of the Nez Perce tribe explains the short and long-term consequences for the Native Americans who were forced to leave their land when the government requisitioned the area for the ...
    • Struggling to Survive - Duration: 107 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 360 views
      Robert Fletcher recalls the financial difficulties his family and others farmers faced during the Great Depression.


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    • How to Rob the Bank - Duration: 85 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 421 views
      B Reactor Tour Manager Russ Fabre describes the two robberies that occurred at the White Bluffs Bank during the prewar years.
    • Agricultural Pioneers - Duration: 97 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 271 views
      Robert Fletcher remembers growing up on his family’s farm in the 1920s and ‘30s.


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    • White Bluffs Ferry Landing - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 440 views
      B Reactor Tour Manager Russ Fabre tells the story of the White Bluffs Ferry and its role in bringing pioneers to the Pacific Northwest.
    • Allard Pump House - Duration: 79 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 307 views
      Mission Support Alliance archaeologist Tom Marceau explains the significance of the Allard Pump House, which was the key to agricultural production on the Hanford site before the Manhattan Project....
    • Irrigation Evolution - Duration: 76 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 350 views
      Mission Support Alliance archaeologist Tom Marceau describes pre-war irrigation farming on the Hanford Site, focusing on an exposed ceramic irrigation pipe.


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    • Digging Ditches - Duration: 41 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 252 views
      Mission Support Alliance archaeologist Tom Marceau explains the challenges farmers on the west side of Hanford encountered with supplying water for their crops.


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    • 181 Water Pumping Station - Duration: 54 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 483 views
      B Reactor Tour Manager Russ Fabre discusses the importance of the 181 Water Pumping Station, and what the area looked lie during the Manhattan Project.


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    • Susie, Ruth, Ginger, and Geneva - Duration: 70 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 336 views
      B Reactor Tour Manager Russ Fabre explains the important role the railroad played at Hanford during the Manhattan Project, and how the rail spurs received their unique names.


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    • Hanford Irrigation Canal - Duration: 58 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 261 views
      Mission Support Alliance archaeologist Tom Marceau explains how the Hanford Irrigation Canal helped farmers develop the Priest Rapids Valley.


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  • Ranger in Your Pocket: The University of Chicago Play all

    • A Top-Secret Lab - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 211 views
      University of Chicago physicist Peter Vandervoort explains how the name “Metallurgical Laboratory” was used to disguise the top-secret research being conducted at the University of Chicago during W...
    • Incredible Tension - Duration: 52 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 298 views
      Physicist Samuel Allison served as director of the Met Lab from 1943 to 1944. He recalls the pressure-packed atmosphere at the University during the Manhattan Project.
    • Taking Over the Quad - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 121 views
      Norman Hilberry was the assistant director of the Chicago Met Lab. He remembers how the laboratory rapidly expanded on campus in the spring and summer of 1942.
    • Military Crackdown - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 124 views
      Abe Krash, the editor of the University of Chicago's student newspaper, accidentally ran afoul of security regulations by mentioning Manhattan Project work on campus.
    • Leona Marshall Libby - Duration: 92 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 341 views
      On December 2, 1946, the fourth anniversary of the Chicago Pile-1 going critical, scientists who participated in the experiment posed for a photograph on the steps of Eckhart Hall. Leona Marshall L...
    • A Billion Times More - Duration: 101 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 430 views
      Physicist Ralph Lapp remembers how quickly the Manhattan Project moved from initiating a nuclear chain reaction to designing massive reactors.
    • Racing the Germans - Duration: 68 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 97 views
      Physicist Alvin Weinberg describes the concerns of Manhattan Project leaders that they were losing the race against Nazi Germany to build an atomic bomb.
    • Precious Metal and Pecan Pie - Duration: 55 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 115 views
      Veteran Robert Cantrell recalls stopping for breakfast one day on his way to Ryerson –carrying what turned out to be an enormously valuable piece of platinum.
    • The Weight of Plutonium - Duration: 88 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 494 views
      Physicist Peter Vandervoort and Manhattan Project chemist Glenn Seaborg describe Seaborg and his team’s work to isolate and weigh a sample of plutonium in Room 405 of Jones Laboratory.
    • Far Out Science - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 3,327 views
      Vignette on the history and science of plutonium and its role in the Manhattan Project.


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    • More Important than Electricity - Duration: 102 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 170 views
      Glenn Seaborg recalls luring scientists to join the Metallurgical Laboratory. Larry Bartell remembers being interviewed by Seaborg – and relates how the future Nobel Prize winner got him out of his...
    • From Chicago to Hanford - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 6,183 views
      Vignette from Reactor Face at the B Reactor describing the nuclear technology available at the start of the Manhattan Project.
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  • Trinity Test Play all

    The unique videos capture the scientists preparing for the world's first nuclear test, the test itself, and the aftermath.

    Special thanks to Trinity Remembered (http://www.trinityremembered.com/) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory for providing the Atomic Heritage Foundation with these videos.
    • Jumbo - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,586 views
      This silent video shows the transportation of the Jumbo device that was intended to shield the Gadget plutonium bomb at the Trinity test. Jumbo was designed to prevent precious plutonium from being...
    • Moving the Plutonium Core - Duration: 24 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 3,730 views
      This silent video shows the transportation of Gadget's plutonium core, prior to the Trinity test. The scientists walking and milling around include Harry Daghlian, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Louis ...
    • Oppenheimer Bhagavad-Gita Quote - Duration: 54 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 3,807 views
      In this video, J. Robert Oppenheimer delivers his famous quote from the Bhagavad-Gita. Thanks to Trinity Remembered (http://www.trinityremembered.com/) for providing the Atomic Heritage Foundation ...
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    • Trinity Test Preparations - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,833 views
      This short silent video shows footage of the Gadget plutonium bomb being prepared for the Trinity test. The team makes final adjustments and raises the device to its position atop a tower. Thanks t...
    • Trinity Test Preparations (Extended) - Duration: 9 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 4,397 views
      This long, silent video shows the Gadget plutonium bomb being prepared for the Trinity test. The team makes final adjustments and raises the device to its position atop a tower. Thanks to Trinity R...
    • Trinity Test Preparations (Full) - Duration: 1 hour.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,809 views
      This compilation of several silent videos, in both color and black and white, shows the preparations at the Trinity site for the detonation of the Gadget plutonium bomb. The films include the const...
    • Trinity Test Color Footage - Duration: 17 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 34,296 views
      This short video provides color footage of the explosion of the Gadget plutonium bomb at the Trinity site. Thanks to Trinity Remembered (http://www.trinityremembered.com/) for providing the Atomic ...
    • Trinity Test Black-and-White Footage - Duration: 24 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 4,191 views
      Footage of the world's first test of a nuclear device, conducted near Alamogordo, NM on July 16, 1945. Video courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives. For more information on the Tri...
    • Trinity Test (Additional Footage) - Duration: 13 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,386 views
      This brief video shows the world's first test of a nuclear device, the "Gadget," plutonium bomb, conducted near Alamogordo, NM on July 16, 1945. Video courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory...
    • Trinity Test Footage (Close-up) - Duration: 53 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,217 views
      Footage of the world's first test of a nuclear device, conducted near Alamogordo, NM on July 16, 1945. Video courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives. For more information on the Tri...
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  • Tinian, Little Boy, and Fat Man

    • Tinian, Little Boy, and Fat Man - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 51,601 views
      This silent footage, in both color and black and white, shows the preparation of the “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” atomic bombs on Tinian Island. It includes the return of the Enola Gay, which dropped...
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  • Cold War Nuclear Tests Play all

    Silent footage of nuclear tests conducted by the United States between 1951 and 1968. Includes videos of the Ivy Mike and Castle Bravo hydrogen bomb tests and numerous tests carried out at the Nevada Test Site and in the Marshall Islands. Videos courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives.
    • Operation Greenhouse: Shot Easy - Duration: 10 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,958 views
      The Shot Easy nuclear test, conducted by the United States on April 20, 1951 at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands, was the second in the Operation Greenhouse series of nuclear weapons tests. T...
    • Operation Buster-Jangle: Shot Baker - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,223 views
      The Baker Shot was the second nuclear test conducted in the Operation Buster-Jangle test series, held at the Nevada Test Site in October-November 1951. Baker was detonated on October 28, 1951, and ...
    • Operation Buster-Jangle: Shot Sugar - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,247 views
      "Sugar" was a nuclear test conducted by the United States on November 19, 1951 at the Nevada Test Site. The test yielded 1.2 kilotons. "Sugar" was the 6th test of Operation Buster-Jangle and was co...
    • Operation Tumbler Snapper: Shot Able - Duration: 26 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,918 views
      Shot Able was the first in the Operation Tumbler Snapper series of nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site. The test was conducted on April 1, 1952, and had a yield of 1 kiloton. Video courtesy of th...
    • Operation Tumbler Snapper: Shot Able (Additional Footage) - Duration: 23 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,363 views
      Additional footage of Shot Able, the first in the Operation Tumbler Snapper series of nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site. The test was conducted on April 1, 1952, and had a yield of 1 kiloton. V...
    • Operation Tumbler Snapper: Shot Able (Early Cloud Footage) - Duration: 23 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,193 views
      Black and white video of the early mushroom cloud of Shot Able, the first in the Operation Tumbler Snapper series of nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site. The test was conducted on April 1, 1952, ...
    • Operation Tumbler Snapper: Shot Charlie - Duration: 19 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,210 views
      Shot Charlie, conducted on April 22, 1952, was the third in the Operation Tumbler Snapper series of nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site. This video shows the test as seen from the ground. Charlie...
    • Operation Tumbler Snapper: Shot Dog - Duration: 24 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 4,665 views
      Shot Dog, conducted on May 1, 1952, was the fourth in the Operation Tumbler Snapper series of nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site. This video shows a ground view of the test. Dog yielded 19 kilot...
    • Operation Ivy: Mike Shot - Duration: 34 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 4,037 views
      On November 1, 1952, the United States tested its first ever thermonuclear device at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The Mike Shot yielded 10.4 megatons of TNT and was roughly 1000 times la...
    • Operation Ivy: Mike Shot (Late Cloud Footage) - Duration: 6 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,254 views
      On November 1, 1952, the United States tested its first ever thermonuclear device at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The Mike Shot yielded 10.4 megatons of TNT and was roughly 1000 times la...
    • Operation Upshot-Knothole: Shot Annie - Duration: 5 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 112,526 views
      "Annie" was a nuclear test conducted at the Nevada Test Site on March 17, 1953. It yielded 16 kilotons. This brief video shows the impact of the blast on a wood-framed house, built for the occasion...
    • Operation Upshot-Knothole: Shot Harry - Duration: 31 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,598 views
      Conducted on May 19, 1953, the "Harry" test was the 9th nuclear detonation in the Operation Upshot-Knothole test series at the Nevada Test Site. Shot Harry yielded 32 kilotons, and was the most eff...
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