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Prelinger Archives: News Magazine of the Screen - Atomic Energy (C. 1954) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
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This Prelinger Archives film is a 1954 compilation of newsreel stories on atomic weapons testing, civil defense, and nuclear energy. It depicts the following events: Operation "Tea Pot," an atomic test at Yucca Flat, Nevada, with narration that (in a minor departure from other such films) actually acknowledges the dangers of nuclear fallout; the launch of the U.S.S. Nautilus, America's first atomic submarine, from a shipyard at Groton, Connecticut; observations of an underground atomic blast test; air particle sampling and airfield blast tests that highlight the role of the U.S. Air Force in developing defenses and strategy; desert blast tests on fake houses and mannequin families; tests performed at a robotic arm facility, to develop industrial uses for radioactive materials; and biological tests exposing Columbia River fish to radioactivity--characterized as a "safeguard" against ecological damage.
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Run Time
23 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
News Magazine of the Screen - Atomic Energy (c. 1954)
  • News Magazine of the Screen
  • Atomic Energy (c. 1954) (23:00)
Produced by Warner Pathé News.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1954.
Publisher no.
41798 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (23 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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