Welt im Film 62/1946 31.07.1946


01 Minister Hynd in Vienna and Hamburg aircraft cockpit and rotating propeller, great. Minister Hynd, head of the British control Office for Germany and Austria, gets off the plane in Vienna. Lieutenant-General Steele, he is welcomed by the English Commander in Austria. Hynd in addition to Steele, immediately. Leaving the car. Hynd visited Federal Chancellor Figl and Foreign Minister Gruber. You sit around a table, totally. Hynd rises from British military machine. Hynd, great. Hynd's Armytage on Hamburg Airport next to the Commander in the city of Hamburg. Pictures of the port of Hamburg. Bowl drive. Hynd at a harbour cruise.
(35 m) 02 Rüsselsheim: Opel again produced workers of machines for Opel. Workers with car axles, chassis, engine, body of the 1 1/2 tonne truck Opel blitz. Dare in a row. Tyres are used. Director Neumann, trustee of the Opel works, speaks at ceremony of the 1st production manufacturing site. Decorated truck drives off the Assembly line. Van Opel flash drive at a time.
(48 m) 03. Warsaw: KZ - Aufseherinnen delivered from aircraft KZ-Aufseherinnen rise. Swivel KZ KZ-Aufseherinnen and overseer.
(21 m) 04 Churchill visited Metz Churchill with cylinder is standing in an open car, totally. People on the side of the road. Churchill with cylinder beckoning from behind. Churchill shows the V sign. Parade of troops. Churchill, half-close. Churchill speaks at a festive reception in the Town Hall.
(28 m) 5th sports (58 m) a. pit: elimination match for the German Heavyweight Championship Adolf Witt against Kupsch, Heidelberg ring in the Waldbühne in Berlin, total. Shock change of Boxer, total and half total. Soldiers allied to the audience. Clapping spectators, total. Adolf Witt WINS just for points. He stands with arms raised in the ring. Kupsch congratulated in a bathrobe.
(36 m) b. Paris: swim international match France - Belgium swimmer swims. The women's Medley Relay. As 1. beating Josette Dalmas of France wins the 100 m freestyle event. Josette Dalmas on the edge of the swimming pool, half-close. Ladies at the high dive. Man with beard claps, half-close. Diving men. The triple somersault from the springboard.
(22 m) 06. Berlin: returning prisoners of war a train arriving at the Silesian station in Berlin. Prisoners of war in the train and on the running boards. Women waving bouquets. The soldiers get off the train. Hugs and kisses at the reunion. Soldiers go with relatives from the train station.
(31 m) 07. The experiment of bikini - the run - first recording of the explosion the Bikini Atoll, total. The plane Dave. S dream. Aerial view of the target ships. Samples of substances are placed on the ships to the examination of the material. The atomic bomb is driven to the aircraft. The team creates the parachutes. The plane takes off. Ground staff observed the flight. The plane is flying in the clouds. Faces of soldiers on board. Rotating propeller. Rotating radar screens. Sailors on observation ship contact and head onto the arms. Sailors put on dark glasses. Flying aircraft. Open the flap of the bombs. Explosion. Mushroom. Aerial view of the explosion. The mushroom rises. Soldiers observed with telescopes. Fighting boats started system delete the ships. Scientists go aboard. Destroyed German Cruiser Prinz Eugen. The destroyed Japanese battleship Nagato. Sample material is secured in place. Atomic bomb.
(124 m)


Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Armytage ; Churchill, Winston ; Figl, Leopold ; Gruber ; Hynd ; Neumann, Johann ; Steele ; Dalmas, Josette ; Kupsch ; Witt, Adolf


Berlin ; Paris ; Bikini ; Vienna ; Hamburg ; Rüsselsheim, Germany ; Warsaw ; Colorado ; Metz


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Boxes ; Railways ; Returnees, evacuees, Outlander ; Industry ; Parades ; Political events ; Radar ; Shipping ; Swimming ; sports audience, sports spectator ; sports facilities ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Cities ; diving ; concentration camp ; automotive industry ; War, prisoners of war ; Kissing, kissing scenes ; Landscapes ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; aerial photographs ; Astrology ; Crew ; Industrial ; aftermath of war


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75th Anniversary of the USA’s First Atomic Detonation on Bikini Atoll (June 30, 1946)

Operation Crossroads is a series of nuclear weapons tests in Bikini Atoll that begin in the summer of 1946. On June 30 at 10 p.m. (universal time, +12 hours local time), a bomb dropped from an airplane is detonated at an altitude of 160 meters under the code name Able. On July 24 a second nuclear weapon, Baker, is detonated 27 meters underwater. A third test planned for March 1947 is cancelled.

The aim of the tests is to investigate the effects of a nuclear explosion and the concomitant radiation and pressure effects on a fleet, as well as other military equipment and apparatus. For this purpose more than 200 decommissioned ships, some of which were captured during the war, are towed to the target area.

Able and Baker are the first nuclear weapons tests to take place in full view of the global public. Over 100 reporters are on site, as well as scientific and military observers from all over the world. The experiments are documented at great expense, with a total of over 700 cameras and more than 500 photographers and film people in action.

The decisive factor for the choice of the test area was that it was far away from all shipping and air traffic routes. The inhabitants of the island agreed to a resettlement, in the assumption that they would help to secure peace, but also that they would soon be able to return to their homeland. They continue to live in exile to this day. Following Operation Crossroads 21 additional atomic bomb tests were carried out on the atoll until 1958. The destruction and radioactive contamination caused by them - and in particular by a miscalculated hydrogen bomb test in 1954 - can still be seen and felt today.

Incidentally, French fashion designer Louis Réard takes the atomic bomb tests in the Pacific as an opportunity to name the two-piece swimwear he has just created - "la première bombe anatomique" – „bikini.“

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