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WWII - 1945, Atomic Bomb: Truman Statement; Scientists & Plants; Groves Statement

Reel Number: 220468-73

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1945,1940s

Country: England,Japan,United Kingdom,USA

Location: Hiroshima,Los Alamos,Oak Ridge, Tennessee,Richland, Washington

TC Begins: 02:31:54

TC Ends: 02:36:50

Duration: 00:04:56

WWII - 1945, Atomic Bomb: Truman Statement; Scientists & Plants; Groves Statement Intertitle: President Truman - Atomic Bomb. 02:32:03 Truman at desk, shipboard set, SOF: “A short time ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima & destroyed its usefulness to the enemy. That bomb has more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. (edit). The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold. And the end is not yet. (edit) We are now prepared to destroy more rapidly & completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have in any city. We shall destroy their docks, their factories, & their communications. Let there be no mistake; we shall completely destroy Japan's power to make war.” (edit) 02:32:56 It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe. The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East. (edit) 02:33:10 It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that the ultimatum of July 26 was issued at Potsdam. Their leaders promptly rejected that ultimatum. If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth. (edit) 02:33:33 Early electrical experiment to smash the atom conducted in Britain. 02:33:59 Dr. Ernest Orlando Lawrence & his cyclotron. 02:34:16 Dr. Harold Urey in laboratory. 02:34:27 Italian physicist Enrico Fermi w/ lab equipment. 02:34:38 Dr. Arthur Compton in lab. 02:34:45 FDR & Churchill talking during Atlantic Conference. 02:34:55 Aerials Oak Ridge atomic plants. Workers going into work; Richland, Washington Hanford plant; Los Alamos, New Mexico city. 02:35:26 General Leslie Groves, Dr. Vannevar Bush & Dr. Richard Tolman. Groves speech describes 16Jul45 first atomic bomb explosion SOF: “After 3 years of the highest tension, w/ difficult decisions dependent to a great extent on theory, our minds were set at rest on July 16 when the first atomic bomb exploded. To say we were interested witnesses is an understatement. We feel words inadequate to describe the effects of this bomb. The light of many suns, the tremendous ball of fire, the shock & sound and the formation of boiling clouds were all beyond human experience. It had to be witnessed to be realized; and it is the universal hope of all present that no American citizen will ever witness it on United States soil again”. 02:36:24 Aerials of Hiroshima before the bomb thru clouds. Bombers in formation 02:36:46 End title: Buy That Extra War Bond Today. WW2; Nuclear War; Manhattan Project’ Staged Announcement; Scientists; USS Augusta; 1940s;

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