• Atomic Flash High Speed Boat

    The Flash is a great handling boat and just a few seconds of full power will get her skipping on top of the water and awaiting your next command. The steering is direct and just a small input will give you a slight change of direction, the more input the tighter she will turn. After a few turns you will find Flash turn tight or with less steering input she will carry a lot more speed throughout the turn. After a very short time you should now have her under complete control and feel comfortable at the controls. If you do manage to turn too tight and Flash ends up upside down then a blip of power will have her upright and ready to go. Running time is about 9 minutes from a fully charged battery so why not get a spare battery and double your run time. Specifications: - 2.4G 2 channel pisto...
  • Russian Atomic Aircraft Carrier RC Shark Attack Cheap Warship Toy Pool Fun

    Challenger Aircraft Carrier remote controlled warship toy review and Surprise Thomas The Tank ERTL's. Let's see if a White Pointer Killer Shark or Super Soaker water pistol can sink this cheap Atomic RC toy. This RC toy has been used, abused and neglected. It comes out every summer for a play in the pool. For a $25 remote control toy it's quite amazing not worth the full price before it was on sale. When I look inside you start to see what the build quality is like, it's cheap and cheerful. I'm not at all surprised the rechargeable batteries were playing up considering the age of the toy. Anyway it has the toy review divert into a how to fix mode. This Russian warship is more like a speed boat, the battery life between charge is around 20 mins. The Challenger Aircraft Carrier has enough d...
  • Nuclear Navy: "The Atom Goes to Sea" 1954 General Electric 12min

    more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "Explains how an atomic powered submarine operates. Includes scenes at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady and the submarine reactor test site at West Milton, New York." Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_navy Nuclear navy, or nuclear powered navy consists of ships powered by relatively small onboard nuclear reactors known as naval reactors. The concept was...
  • Russia's atom powered icebreaker brings supplies and equipment to Arctic. HD Stock Footage

    Link to order this clip: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675028226_Russian-icebreaker_men-discuss-map_men-standing_flag-hoisting Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. Russia's atom powered icebreaker brings supplies and equipment to Arctic. Russia's atom powered icebreaker on its first operational voyage in Arctic. It brings supplies and equipment to the Arctic for establishing a scientific outpost on an ice floe. Interior of the icebreaker. Men discuss a map. Other vehicles on snow. Men stand. Houses in the background. A flag hoisted. Men gather around the flag. Location: Arctic Region. Date: January 25, 1962. Visit us at www.CriticalPast.com: 57,000+ broadcast-quality historic clips for immediate download. Fully digitized and searchable, the CriticalPast c...
  • The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

    USS Pennsylvania is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1989. The Ohio class is a class of nuclear powered submarines used by the United States Navy. The Navy has 18 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and guided missile submarines.
  • What happened to the Atomic Train?

    The Union Pacific started looking for a replacement for their massive steam engines in the 1930's. The UP had little faith in diesel engines, looking instead for something that had the same power as a huge Challenger or Big Boy. And they found it in the Turbine engine. An interesting point in time, these odd futuristic looking engines are a blast to model.
  • Underwater Atomic Test, Mark 90 Betty A-Bomb: "Operation Wigwam" pt2-3 1955

    NEW VERSION in one piece instead of multiple parts, and with improved video quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpeJwqON1rI more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). Split with MKVmerge GUI (part of MKVToolNix), the same software can recombine the downloaded parts (in mp4 format): http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/doc/mkvmerge-gui.html part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ1YXa3aUnM part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
  • Battle of Okinawa: Okinawa Bulletin No. 2 - Final Phases 1945 US Marine Corps; World War II

    more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "On the activities of the 1st and 6th Marine Divisions on the island. A "Corsair" plane lays a smoke screen to protect tanks crossing a field north of Naha under Japanese artillery fire. Marines follow tanks across open terrain, and mop up Japanese hillside positions after the tanks' flamethrowers have been used. Artillery bombards Shuri. Heavy rains bury vehicles, artillery, and munitions in water. Food and ammunition is passed up a hill via a human chain; supplies dropped from "Corsairs" are collected. Bazookas are used against Japanese strong points to open a road west of Shuri. Demolished Shuri Castle is inspected and corpses examined. Artillery bombards Naha; Marines move into its outskirts firing rifles and machine gun...
  • 1951 ATOMIC ATTACK CIVIL DEFENSE FILM "PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL" 31574

    PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL opens with a museum guide leading a wheel chair bound youth through a weapons display. (00:00:55:00) The purpose of this tour? To explain how mankind frequently creates frightening weapons which they struggle to understand. Such is the dilemma created by atomic bombs, manifested in the film as a mushroom cloud erupts across the screen. (00:02:15:00) As one of the earliest civil defense productions, Pattern for Survival enjoyed a wide distribution, delivering massive amounts of information by presenting lectures, demonstrations, and a hypothetical atomic attack. We then cut to the office of William Laurence, a journalist for the New York Times and media expert on nuclear developments who would later anchor the ABC evening news. Writer of multiple books on the atomic ...
  • Hitler's Sunken Secret - PBS NOVA

    Original PBS Broadcast Date: November 8, 2005 One of the most daring clandestine operations of World War II was the 1944 sinking of the Norwegian ferry Hydro with its cargo of "heavy water" destined for the Nazis' secret atomic bomb project. Although the mission was declared a success, no one ever established if the special shipment was actually on board. In this program, NOVA descends 1,300 feet beneath a remote Norwegian lake to find the answer. Exploring the pristine lake bottom with a remotely operated vehicle, the expedition team locates the remarkably well-preserved ship, along with evidence of a mysterious cargo in steel drums. Analysis of the contents of one of those drums will solve a six-decade-long mystery about the role the Allies played in preventing a Nazi nuclear bomb. Th...
Atomic Flash High Speed Boat

Atomic Flash High Speed Boat

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The Flash is a great handling boat and just a few seconds of full power will get her skipping on top of the water and awaiting your next command. The steering is direct and just a small input will give you a slight change of direction, the more input the tighter she will turn. After a few turns you will find Flash turn tight or with less steering input she will carry a lot more speed throughout the turn. After a very short time you should now have her under complete control and feel comfortable at the controls. If you do manage to turn too tight and Flash ends up upside down then a blip of power will have her upright and ready to go. Running time is about 9 minutes from a fully charged battery so why not get a spare battery and double your run time. Specifications: - 2.4G 2 channel pistol grip radio - Powerful Brushed motor - 7.4v Lithium Battery (7.4v 700mAh Li-ion) - 240v Mains charger - Spare Propeller Features - Safe propeller arming. The propeller will not turn until the Flash is in the water - Long range. Range of approximately 100 meters - FAST - Speeds of up to 20km/h - Fan cooled motor to help ensure cool running and long lasting - Capsized boat can be turned upright by radio - Display stand included - Rubber nose cap. Front hull protection cap - Available in Red or Blue
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Russian Atomic Aircraft Carrier RC Shark Attack Cheap Warship Toy Pool Fun

Russian Atomic Aircraft Carrier RC Shark Attack Cheap Warship Toy Pool Fun

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Challenger Aircraft Carrier remote controlled warship toy review and Surprise Thomas The Tank ERTL's. Let's see if a White Pointer Killer Shark or Super Soaker water pistol can sink this cheap Atomic RC toy. This RC toy has been used, abused and neglected. It comes out every summer for a play in the pool. For a $25 remote control toy it's quite amazing not worth the full price before it was on sale. When I look inside you start to see what the build quality is like, it's cheap and cheerful. I'm not at all surprised the rechargeable batteries were playing up considering the age of the toy. Anyway it has the toy review divert into a how to fix mode. This Russian warship is more like a speed boat, the battery life between charge is around 20 mins. The Challenger Aircraft Carrier has enough detailing to say what it is with helicopters, jet fighters, guns and things that are seen on warships. But those who are into scale model ships will be disappointed. There was also a Destroyer warship available in this series of RC ships. I do laugh when I read warnings THIS IS NOT A TOY, one wonders what it is if it's not a toy! I'm not sure if this warship is a real ship in the Russian Navy, I'm sure my clever audience will connect all the dots. To me it's a toy grade RC ship or should I say speedboat! Electric sport boats are the most common type of boat amongst casual hobbyists. Hobby-quality boat speed generally start at around 20 mph and go up from there, and can be just as fast or faster than their internal-combustion counterparts, with the latest in lithium polymer and brushless motor technology. Ready-to-run speedboats from AquaCraft, ProBoat and OffshoreElectrics can reach speeds over 40 mph out of the box and with modifications can reach well into the 50-60 mph range. These types of boats are referred to as "hobby grade" and can be found only at hobby shops and retailers. "Toy grade" boats which are obtained through mass consumer retailers, are generally much slower and their maximum speeds are usually less than 15 mph. Web Links : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Navy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-controlled_boat
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Nuclear Navy: "The Atom Goes to Sea" 1954 General Electric 12min

Nuclear Navy: "The Atom Goes to Sea" 1954 General Electric 12min

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more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "Explains how an atomic powered submarine operates. Includes scenes at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady and the submarine reactor test site at West Milton, New York." Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_navy Nuclear navy, or nuclear powered navy consists of ships powered by relatively small onboard nuclear reactors known as naval reactors. The concept was revolutionary for naval warfare when first proposed, as it meant that these vessels did not need to stop for fuel like their conventional counterparts, being limited only by crew endurance and supplies. Nuclear-powered aircraft carriers The United States Navy has by far the most nuclear powered aircraft carriers, with 11 in service. France's latest aircraft carrier, the R91 Charles de Gaulle, is nuclear powered. The United Kingdom rejected nuclear power early in the development of its Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers on cost grounds, as even several decades of fuel use costs less than a nuclear reactor. As currently envisaged, France's new aircraft carrier could be nuclear-powered or conventionally powered. Nuclear-powered submarines The United States Navy operates the largest fleet of nuclear submarines. Only the United States Navy, the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, and France's Marine Nationale field an all-nuclear submarine force. By 1989, there were over 400 nuclear-powered submarines operational or being built. Some 250 of these submarines have now been scrapped and some on order cancelled, due to weapons reduction programs. Russia and the United States had over one hundred each, with the United Kingdom and France fewer than twenty each and China six. The Indian Navy launched their first indigenous Arihant class nuclear-powered submarines on 26 July 2009. India is also reported to be leasing two additional nuclear submarines from Russia. Nuclear-powered submarines can stay submerged for up to 400 days if the vessel is fully loaded. Other nuclear-powered vessels The United States no longer has nuclear cruisers. Russia has four Kirov-class battlecruisers, though only one is active, the other three being laid up. The Soviet command ship SSV-33 Ural, based on the Kirov class, is also laid up. Seven civilian nuclear icebreakers remain in service: four of six Arktika class icebreakers, Taymyr, Vaygach, and the LASH carrier and container ship Sevmorput. The United States Navy The U.S. Navy has accumulated over 5,400 "reactor years" of accident-free experience, and operates more than 80 nuclear-powered ships... Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, (1900--1986), of the United States Navy, known as "father of the nuclear navy" was an electrical engineer by training, and was the primary architect who implemented this daring concept... Soon after World War II, Rickover was assigned to the Bureau of Ships in September 1947 and received training in nuclear power at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In February 1949 he received an assignment to the Division of Reactor Development, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and then assumed control of the United States Navy's effort as Director of the Naval Reactors Branch in the Bureau of Ships. This dual role allowed him to lead the efforts to develop the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus (SSN 571), which was launched in 1954. As Vice Admiral, from 1958, for three decades Rickover exercised tight control over the ships... Leading nuclear physicist Philip Abelson (1913--2004) turned his attention under the guidance of Ross Gunn to applying nuclear power to naval propulsion. Their early efforts at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) provided an early glimpse at what was to become the nuclear Navy... At the present time, many important vessels in the United States Navy are powered by naval reactors. All submarines and aircraft carriers are nuclear powered. Several cruisers were nuclear powered but these have all been retired. United States naval reactors are given three-character designations consisting of a letter representing the ship type the reactor is designed for, a consecutive generation number, and a letter indicating the reactor's designer. The ship types are "A" for aircraft carrier, "C" for cruiser, "D" for destroyer, and "S" for submarine. The designers are "W" for Westinghouse, "G" for General Electric, "C" for Combustion Engineering, and "B" for Bechtel. Examples are S5W, D1G, A4W, and D2W...
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Russia's atom powered icebreaker brings supplies and equipment to Arctic. HD Stock Footage

Russia's atom powered icebreaker brings supplies and equipment to Arctic. HD Stock Footage

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Link to order this clip: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675028226_Russian-icebreaker_men-discuss-map_men-standing_flag-hoisting Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. Russia's atom powered icebreaker brings supplies and equipment to Arctic. Russia's atom powered icebreaker on its first operational voyage in Arctic. It brings supplies and equipment to the Arctic for establishing a scientific outpost on an ice floe. Interior of the icebreaker. Men discuss a map. Other vehicles on snow. Men stand. Houses in the background. A flag hoisted. Men gather around the flag. Location: Arctic Region. Date: January 25, 1962. Visit us at www.CriticalPast.com: 57,000+ broadcast-quality historic clips for immediate download. Fully digitized and searchable, the CriticalPast collection is one of the largest archival footage collections in the world. All clips are licensed royalty-free, worldwide, in perpetuity. CriticalPast offers immediate downloads of full-resolution HD and SD masters and full-resolution time-coded screeners, 24 hours a day, to serve the needs of broadcast news, TV, film, and publishing professionals worldwide. Still photo images extracted from the vintage footage are also available for immediate download. CriticalPast is your source for imagery of worldwide events, people, and B-roll spanning the 20th century.
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The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

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USS Pennsylvania is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1989. The Ohio class is a class of nuclear powered submarines used by the United States Navy. The Navy has 18 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and guided missile submarines.
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What happened to the Atomic Train?

What happened to the Atomic Train?

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The Union Pacific started looking for a replacement for their massive steam engines in the 1930's. The UP had little faith in diesel engines, looking instead for something that had the same power as a huge Challenger or Big Boy. And they found it in the Turbine engine. An interesting point in time, these odd futuristic looking engines are a blast to model.
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Underwater Atomic Test, Mark 90 Betty A-Bomb: "Operation Wigwam" pt2-3 1955

Underwater Atomic Test, Mark 90 Betty A-Bomb: "Operation Wigwam" pt2-3 1955

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NEW VERSION in one piece instead of multiple parts, and with improved video quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpeJwqON1rI more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). Split with MKVmerge GUI (part of MKVToolNix), the same software can recombine the downloaded parts (in mp4 format): http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/doc/mkvmerge-gui.html part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ1YXa3aUnM part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT4IJ9r9Aic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wigwam Operation Wigwam involved a single test of the Mark 90 Betty nuclear bomb. It was conducted between Operation Teapot and Operation Redwing on May 14, 1955, about 500 miles southwest of San Diego, California. 6,800 personnel aboard 30 ships were involved in Wigwam. The purpose of Wigwam was to determine the vulnerability of submarines to deeply-detonated nuclear weapons, and to evaluate the feasibility of using such weapons in a combat situation. The task force commander, Admiral John Sylvester, was embarked on the task force flagship USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7). The test device was suspended by a 2,000 feet (660 meters) cable under a barge. A six-mile tow line connected a fleet tug, the Tawasa, and the shot barge itself. Suspended from the tow lines of other tugs were three miniature unmanned submarines named "Squaws", each packed with cameras and telemetry instruments. The time of detonation was 1300 hrs Pacific Time. The test was carried out without incident, and radiation effects were negligible. The device yielded 30 kilotons. Only three personnel received doses of over 0.5 rems... http://www.dtra.mil/documents/ntpr/factsheets/Wigwam.pdf Operation WIGWAM was a deep underwater nuclear test conducted as part of the 1945-1962 United States series of atmospheric nuclear tests. It took place in May 1955 in the Pacific Ocean approximately 500 miles southwest of San Diego, California, under the joint administration of the Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Defense (DoD). The purpose of the operation was to determine the radiation and pressure phenomenology associated with nuclear detonations at great depths and to ascertain the effects such explosions would have on submerged and surface vessels. Approximately 6,800 personnel and 30 ships took part in this operation under the Commander, Joint Task Force Seven. A single, 30-kiloton nuclear device was suspended by cable from a towed unmanned barge to a depth of 2,000 feet in water that was 16,000 feet deep. Located at varying distances along the approximately six-mile (30,000 feet) long towline between this barge and the fleet tug, USS TAWASA (ATF-92), were a variety of pressure-measuring instruments, unmanned and specially prepared submerged submarine-like hulls (called squaws) as well as instrumented and also unmanned surface boats. The ships and personnel conducting the test were positioned five miles upwind from the surface detonation point with the exception of USS GEORGE EASTMAN (YAG-39) and USS GRANVILLE S. HALL (YAG-40). These two extensively reconfigured ships, equipped with special radiological shielding, were stationed five miles downwind of the surface detonation point. With all the ships at their assigned stations and all personnel accounted for, the device was detonated at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 14, 1955. WIGWAM resulted in three sources of radiological contamination: airborne activity, residual fallout and water contamination. During the first three seconds after the detonation, the radioactive debris was primarily contained within an initial bubble formed by the interaction of thermal energy with the water. Then, beginning at approximately H + 10 seconds (ten seconds after the detonation) these gaseous products began to reach the water surface, forming spikes and plumes reaching maximum heights of 900 to 1,450 feet and emerging from an area roughly 3,100 feet in diameter. As the plumes fell back into the water, a large cloud of mist was formed. This was the base surge, which at H + 90 seconds had a radius of 4,600 feet and a maximum height of 1,900 feet. The visible surge persisted to H + 4 minutes. At H + 13 minutes, a foam ring appeared with a 10,400 foot diameter. The area within this ring probably approximated the extent of the contaminated water. While the surface water initially showed significant contamination levels, the water dispersed and radiation decayed rapidly, so that by May 18 the maximum radiation reading found over an 80 square mile area was on the order of one milliroentgen per hour (mR/hr) at 3 feet above the surface.
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Battle of Okinawa: Okinawa Bulletin No. 2 - Final Phases 1945 US Marine Corps; World War II

Battle of Okinawa: Okinawa Bulletin No. 2 - Final Phases 1945 US Marine Corps; World War II

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more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "On the activities of the 1st and 6th Marine Divisions on the island. A "Corsair" plane lays a smoke screen to protect tanks crossing a field north of Naha under Japanese artillery fire. Marines follow tanks across open terrain, and mop up Japanese hillside positions after the tanks' flamethrowers have been used. Artillery bombards Shuri. Heavy rains bury vehicles, artillery, and munitions in water. Food and ammunition is passed up a hill via a human chain; supplies dropped from "Corsairs" are collected. Bazookas are used against Japanese strong points to open a road west of Shuri. Demolished Shuri Castle is inspected and corpses examined. Artillery bombards Naha; Marines move into its outskirts firing rifles and machine guns; tank guns reduce enemy strongholds. Marines cross a pontoon bridge, laid over mud flats, and enter a suburb of Naha. Naval guns, mortar fire, and low-level bombing blast the city. Pack charges are used to detonate buildings during house-to-house fighting. An unopposed landing is made below Naha; Marines advance inland to high ground, carry their wounded to the rear, clean out caves with flamethrowers and satchel charges, and capture Naha airstrip. Tank flamethrowers and phosphorus grenades are used to fire cane fields driving Japanese from cover. Planes drop firebombs into wooded areas. Japanese POW's, stripped to their loin cloths, are marched to the rear." Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, a large island only 340 mi (550 km) away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland (coded Operation Downfall). Four divisions of the U.S. 10th Army (the 7th, 27th, 77th, and 96th) and two Marine Divisions (the 1st and 6th) fought on the island. Their invasion was supported by naval, amphibious, and tactical air forces. The battle has been referred to as the "typhoon of steel" in English, and tetsu no ame ("rain of steel") or tetsu no bōfū ("violent wind of steel") in Japanese. The nicknames refer to the ferocity of the fighting, the intensity of kamikaze attacks from the Japanese defenders, and to the sheer numbers of Allied ships and armored vehicles that assaulted the island. The battle resulted in the highest number of casualties in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Based on Okinawan government sources, mainland Japan lost 77,166 soldiers, who were either killed or committed suicide, and the Allies suffered 14,009 deaths (with an estimated total of more than 65,000 casualties of all kinds). Simultaneously, 42,000–150,000 local civilians were killed or committed suicide, a significant proportion of the local population. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki together with the Soviet invasion of Manchuria caused Japan to surrender less than two months after the end of the fighting on Okinawa...
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1951 ATOMIC ATTACK CIVIL DEFENSE FILM  "PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL"  31574

1951 ATOMIC ATTACK CIVIL DEFENSE FILM "PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL" 31574

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PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL opens with a museum guide leading a wheel chair bound youth through a weapons display. (00:00:55:00) The purpose of this tour? To explain how mankind frequently creates frightening weapons which they struggle to understand. Such is the dilemma created by atomic bombs, manifested in the film as a mushroom cloud erupts across the screen. (00:02:15:00) As one of the earliest civil defense productions, Pattern for Survival enjoyed a wide distribution, delivering massive amounts of information by presenting lectures, demonstrations, and a hypothetical atomic attack. We then cut to the office of William Laurence, a journalist for the New York Times and media expert on nuclear developments who would later anchor the ABC evening news. Writer of multiple books on the atomic bomb and winner of several Pulitzer prizes, Laurence speaks: "I saw, with my own eyes, the power of the exploding atom! I witnessed the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. I saw a world blow up in a burst of cosmic fire, a new one born from its ashes! I saw a great city disappear in a mushroom cloud in the fraction of a millionth of a second! I knew at last, man had a weapon that could destroy civilization!" The atomic bomb is the most powerful physical destructive weapon history has ever known! But it is above all a psychological terror weapon! Does this mean that we are helpless against an attack? There is most definitely a defense against the Atomic bomb! Note very carefully what is to follow!" - William Laurence We are then introduced to narrator and CBS radio reporter, Chet Huntley. Huntley then explains the scientific facts of nuclear detonations. We see an animated atom, shaking and ready to burst, releasing fission. (00:05:10:00) The animation outlines the three dangers produced by atomic combustion. Blast, shown removing a chunk of an animated city, fire, igniting the city, and Gamma rays, basking the rubble in a radioactive glow. Deep underground blast shelters, capable of surviving the fire and heat of the blast are the key to survival. The film advocates these structures for inner city target areas. Anticipating the scenario of a surprise attack, the film relates the concept of ducking into a doorway or sturdy alcove. Accompanying this advice are several amazing animated depictions of proposed blast shelters and men crouched behind shelter in the shadow of an atomic flash. (00:07:45:00) Later, Huntley returns to the screen again to emphasize the danger of flying glass, In the home as well as the office, a comprehensive survival kit should be kept handy at all time. (00:10:10:00) Suggested supplies include: Lava soap, bottled water, raisins, chocolate, canned goods, campsite table, cookware, and a first aid with sunburn cream along with a Red Cross manual, a pamphlet on atomic warfare, and several local maps. Putting all of this information together, PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL offers a hypothetical attack scenario, depicting the quick action that would be needed after a warning. (00:11:40:00) Finally, Huntley warns of another mode of attack, one more devastating then even a surprise air-burst. He speaks of a water-burst, an underwater detonation of atomic devices in port cities and coastal territories. (00:14:00:00) It was believed that an explosion underwater would bring fallout-laced rain pouring down upon major cities. At the end of this segment, a longshoreman watches a water burst mushroom cloud fly into the air (00:15:50:00) before stumbling indoors, narrowly missing the water raining over his work zone. PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL was produced in 1951 by Cornell Films. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Hitler's Sunken Secret - PBS NOVA

Hitler's Sunken Secret - PBS NOVA

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Original PBS Broadcast Date: November 8, 2005 One of the most daring clandestine operations of World War II was the 1944 sinking of the Norwegian ferry Hydro with its cargo of "heavy water" destined for the Nazis' secret atomic bomb project. Although the mission was declared a success, no one ever established if the special shipment was actually on board. In this program, NOVA descends 1,300 feet beneath a remote Norwegian lake to find the answer. Exploring the pristine lake bottom with a remotely operated vehicle, the expedition team locates the remarkably well-preserved ship, along with evidence of a mysterious cargo in steel drums. Analysis of the contents of one of those drums will solve a six-decade-long mystery about the role the Allies played in preventing a Nazi nuclear bomb. The program features participants in the Hydro affair, including a member of the Norwegian Resistance who slipped aboard the vessel on the night of February 21, 1944, and helped plant explosives in the bow that were timed to go off the following day when the ferry was over the deepest part of Lake Tinn. Intelligence had indicated that the Hydro would be transporting railroad flatcars loaded with barrels of heavy water produced by the nearby Norsk hydroelectric plant, which at that time was the world's largest power station. The Germans had conquered Norway early in the war and immediately ordered the Norsk plant to double its output of heavy water. Crucial to the Nazi nuclear program, heavy water was extracted from ordinary water by using electricity to break apart ordinary water molecules and concentrating the solution until all that remained was the rare, heavier form of the liquid. With a bigger, "heavier" nucleus than ordinary water, heavy water was an ideal substance for slowing neutrons in a nuclear reactor, a key step in triggering a chain reaction (see Dangerous Water). With a sufficient supply of heavy water and uranium, the Germans could use reactors to produce bomb-grade material for nuclear weapons that would render the Third Reich invincible. Fear of that outcome sparked the Allies to undertake their own crash program. This became the Manhattan Project, which ultimately produced the first atomic bomb. The Norwegian partisans had no inkling of the reason for their mission. All they knew was that it had top priority from their contact in London and that innocent Norwegian civilians were likely to be aboard on the last, fatal voyage of the Hydro. (To read actual telegrams sent between the saboteurs and their chiefs in London, go to See the Spy Messages.) NOVA interviews one of the civilians who survived the sinking and who remembers seeing barrels floating among the debris. These barrels were immediately recovered by the Germans and shipped to Berlin. However, had they been filled with heavy water they should have sunk, not floated. This is just one of the mysteries NOVA solves by snaring a barrel, bringing it to the surface, and seeing just what's inside.
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