BRITISH PARAMOUNT NEWS ISSUE 1612 (12 August 1946) item: ATOM BOMBS! [Main Title]
Film of the second atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll followed by footage of the effects of the bombing of Hiroshima a year earlier.
Some of the preparations and the countdown to the detonation, supervised by Dr Marshall Holloway of the Los Alamos Laboratories are shown. The actual explosion, which was an underwater test, is shown from different camera locations. After the test the water is monitored for radiation. Several of the target vessels eventually sink. A year previously Hiroshima was devastated by an atom bomb. Hitherto unreleased film taken by the Japanese of treatment of the injured and dying is shown. The commentary expresses concern that politicians now have so much power of destruction at the press of a button. A few shots show victims a year after the strike.