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King Atomic Test Footage from 1946 The Army's Manhattan Engineer District, which designed, developed and tested the first atomic bomb, embarked on a nuclear testing program in 1946 at the newly established Pacific Proving Ground in the Marshall Islands area. It's not a pleasant video, but it's part of our history.
Tags: nuclear  bomb  atomic  testing 
Added: 9th August 2007
Views: 2799
Posted By: Naomi
Posted by: Old Fart on 2007-08-09 
Just the other day, August 6th was the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Posted by: Naomi on 2007-08-09 
At eight-fifteen am, it was exactly fifty-five years..
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-08-26 
This is an important positive event in world history. Ask WWII veterans what they thought of the atomic bomb. They know it ended the war and prevented a bloody invasion of Japan which likely would have killed one million Allied troops. (Thus, the A-bombs saved far more lives than they took.) The mere threat of atomic weapons has prevented another global war. Before the atomic era, Europe used to have a major conflict about every 30 years. The nukes have given the world 60 years of relative peace.
Posted by: BillDerBerg on 2007-08-27 
... all the fun nuke tests were done over at Tonopah. }:)
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