ATOMIC BLAST DURING OPERATION CUE EXPERIMENT IN NEVADA - MAY 5, 1955 At atomic blast equal to about 30,000 tons of TNT creates the trademark mushroom cloud lighting up the early morning sky on May 5, 1955 during an experiment at the Nevada Test Site titled "Operation Cue." The experiment studied the effects of an atomic blast on various elements in society including power utilities, housing, clothing and equipment.
Date: May 5, 1955 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:17:00, No Audio
SHOT TOWER AT THE 1955 NEVADA TEST SITE - "OPERATION CUE" ATOMIC EXPERIMENT Pan right across the Nevada desert to a Joshua tree in the far right foreground and the shot tower in the distance where a nuclear device will be detonated during "Operation Cue" at the Nevada Test Site. The experiment was conducted to study the effects of an atomic attack on various components of civilization.
Date: May 5, 1955 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:09:00, No Audio
OBSERVORS WATCH ATOMIC BOMB DETONATE AT NEVADA TEST SITE - MAY 5, 1955 On May 5th, 1955 observers gather together at the Nevada Test Site to watch an atomic device detonated. Many wear smoked glasses to protect their eyes from the brilliant three-second flash which lights up the early morning sky visible in six states then watch as the fireball and trademark mushroom cloud shoot up into the sky then fade away to darkness.
Date: May 5, 1955 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:28:00, No Audio
FOREST FIRE OUT OF CONTROL A forest fire rages out of control consuming trees and brush and sending up billowing clouds of smoke and reducing homes to rubble. A firefighter uses a bulldozer to cut down trees to make a firebreak in hopes of stopping the fire.
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