Recently released video footage of once classified US nuclear tests

Monday, 20 March, 2017

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a US federal research facility based in California, has spent the last five years digitising thousands of film clips of nuclear bomb tests conducted by the US, between 1945 and 1962.

The footage had been classified by the US government, but now several hundred recordings of nuclear detonations have been made public. This is footage that you want to see, that you don’t want to see. Isn’t what we’re witnessing here – such as this explosion, that was part of Operation Teapot – terrifying?

Another sixty-plus videos of nuclear blasts can be found here.

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