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Project Tower (Ca.1945)

National Archives Identifier: 64826 Summary: Preparation for U.S. atomic bomb test in New Mexico, probably 1945. Shows explosion of magnesium bomb for camera equipment test, and two scenes of atomic explosion. 1) LS Explosion of atomic bomb in New Mexico. 2) LS Naval officer walking down steps of the camera tower. 3) CU Interior tower -- naval officer & EM installing camera equipment. 4) CU Various types of cameras installed in tower. 5) LS Jeep towing trailer pulls up near tower. 6) LS EM carry movie camera from trailer to tower. 7) CU Same scene as #4. 8) CU Testing 16mm camera. 9) CU Starting 1000-cycle generator. 10) Cu Interior tower -- naval officer talking into microphone. 11) LS Explosion of magnesium bomb over water for test of camera equipment. 12) CU Same as scene as #9. 13) Same scene as #10. 14) LS Explosion of atomic bomb in New Mexico. Good
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