After World War
II, American scientists and military officials conducted numerous atomic tests
in the American Southwest; now this incredible documentary footage (intended
for internal use and not declassified until 1997) comes to light in three
•America's Atomic Bomb Tests #1: Operation Tumbler Snapper
effectiveness in the war, little was actually known about an A-bomb's power. In
this series of tests in the Nevada desert, eight bombs were detonated, and the
effects of the blasts were studied, using obsolete WWII aircraft, trees, jeeps,
building materials, military equipment, and small shacks as subjects.
• America's Atomic Bomb Tests #2: Operation Hardtack
nuclear bombs were detonated as part of the Operation Hardtack series of
nuclear tests in one of the few operations ever to be conducted at both the
Pacific Proving Grounds and the Nevada Test Site.
• America's Atomic Bomb Tests #3: At Ground Zero
photographic coverage of the only tests ever conducted of the effects of a
nuclear bomb on a typical American community contains the first-ever
compilation of the full-length official documentaries that chronicle the
effects of these tests as the full fury of a nuclear bomb is demonstrated on
the typical American home.