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19 Disc Nuclear War Test Films DVD Set Collection

19 Disc Nuclear War Test Films DVD Set Collection
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The Complete Nuclear War Film 14 Volume/19 Disc All Regions DVD Collector's Set! Declassified U.S. Government Films Detailing How America Planned To Win A Nuclear War!

*4/7/15: Updated And Upgraded: Updated With All Videos Newly Redigitized In High Quality 9 Mbps DVD Video For Improved Image And Audio Quality, And Upgraded From A Standard Format DVD Collection To A High Quality Dual Layer Format DVD Collection!

Contents:

NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME I: THE BEGINNING & THE END - ATOMIC WEAPONS ORIENTATION FILMS
6 Declassified U. S. Government Films Detailing How America Planned To Win A Nuclear War On 2 DVDs!

The Defense Atomic Support Agency Presents - #1 - Project 30-11-60 Part 1 (Revised) - Atomic Weapons Orientation (16:45)

The Defense Atomic Support Agency Presents - #2 - Project 30-11-60 Part 2 (Revised) - Basic Atomic Weapons (5:24)

The Defense Atomic Support Agency Presents - #3 - Project 30-11-52 Part 3 - A Special Weapons Orientation - Weapons Family (5:25)

The Defense Atomic Support Agency Presents - #4 - Project 30-11-61 Part 4 (Revised) - Atomic Weapons Support Operations (11:28)

The Defense Atomic Support Agency Presents -#5 - Project 30-11-64 Part 5 (Revised) - Effects Of Atomic Weapons (14:36)

The Defense Atomic Support Agency Presents - #6 - Project 30-11-54 Part 6 - The Thermonuclear Explosion (28:31)

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME II: THE BEGINNING: BIKINI ATOMIC TESTS & NUCLEAR TESTING REVIEW
More Recently Declassified U. S. Government Films Detailing How America Planned To Win A Nuclear War On 2 DVDs!

Project Crossroads - Test Able / Project Crossroads - Test Baker (1946, 41:33)
The U. S. Military's preliminary assessment of the first atomic tests conducted after World War II.

Nuclear Testing Review (1990s, 25:09)
Sandia Lab's production for the U. S. Department of Energy regarding their ongoing project to identify and release atomic testing films to the public.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME III: SHARPENING THE SWORD: OPERATION SANDSTONE 2 DVD SET
New Bomb Designs Perfected, Thermonuclear Fusion Tested And Live Troops Sent Into The Fray

Joint Task Force Three Presents Operation Greenhouse (1951, Color, 1:19:10)
Air Force Lt. General Elwood Quesada introduces this film which documents the technical aspects of his Task Force's experiments in perfecting the design of the Mk 5 & MK6 bombs and in testing thermonuclear fission, the latter of which if proved feasable would allow for the production of a Hydrogen bomb device.

Operation Greenhouse (1951, Color, 21:58)
The Atomic Energy Commission produced this general overview of the results of this important operation, with especial emphasis given to the creation, organization, staffing and logistical support of the operation.

Exercise Desert Rock (1951, B&W, 27:49)
A Department of Defense "Staff Film Report" documenting Operation Buster/Jangle's Exercise Desert Rock, the first tests involving human exposure to radiation in the form of operational exercises by American soldiers conducted in the area immediately surrounding an atomic blast shortly after detonation.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME IV: OPERATION GREENHOUSE & EXERCISE DESERT ROCK
New Bomb Designs Perfected, Thermonuclear Fusion Tested And Live Troops Sent Into The Fray

Joint Task Force Three Presents Operation Greenhouse (1951, Color, 1:19:10)
Air Force Lt. General Elwood Quesada introduces this film which documents the technical aspects of his Task Force's experiments in perfecting the design of the Mk 5 & MK6 bombs and in testing thermonuclear fission, the latter of which if proved feasable would allow for the production of a Hydrogen bomb device.

Operation Greenhouse (1951, Color, 21:58)
The Atomic Energy Commission produced this general overview of the results of this important operation, with especial emphasis given to the creation, organization, staffing and logistical support of the operation.

Exercise Desert Rock (1951, B&W, 27:49)
A Department of Defense "Staff Film Report" documenting Operation Buster/Jangle's Exercise Desert Rock, the first tests involving human exposure to radiation in the form of operational exercises by American soldiers conducted in the area immediately surrounding an atomic blast shortly after detonation.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME V: OPERATIONS BUSTER/JANGLE & TUMBLER/SNAPPER
Live Troops Sent Into The Fray, New Bomb Designs Perfected, Bombing Techniques Tested & Tactical Nuclear Weapons Developed

Department Of Defense Presents - Military Participation On Buster Jangle (1951, Color, 1:15:55)
With the Korean war raging, the Defense Department was keen to get operational a lighter weight and lower yield tactical nuclear device, and to perfect bombing techniques so as to maximum destructive potential against surface targets. This latter objective is to be compared with the fact that these tests were the first to include live troops who were sent into the vicinity of an atomic blast shortly after detonation. The DoD trumpeted the interservice cooperation that made the Buster/Jangle series of tests possible with the production of this film.

Military Participation On Tumbler/Snapper (1952, Color, 47:14)
The DoD was keen to continue in its research on the topics which lead to the Buster/Jangle series of tests. Operation Tumber/Snapper was the result some four months later, and this time, even more troops were used as part of the exercise. This film especially cites the involvement of interservice cooperative teams in the course of these larger nuclear tests, just as the Buster/Jangle film prior to this on this disc.

The Armed Forces Special Weapons Project Presents: Technical Report - Tumbler-Snapper (1952, B&W, 10:57)
A formerly highly classifed film intended to illustrate the more technical aspects and results of these tests to the high brass of the various branches of the armed services.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME VI: OPERATIONS TUMBLER, IVY, DOORSTEP & CASTLE
Bombing Techniques Tested, First H-Bomb Detonated, New Bomb Designs Perfected & Civil Defense Measures Evaluated

Operation Tumbler - A Photographic Study Of Blast And Thermal Phenomena (1952, Color, 22:21)
With the Korean War raging, the Defense Department was keen to perfect bombing techniques so as to maximize destructive potential against surface targets. A major obstacle to this goal was the unreliability of mathematical formulae then in use to predict blast yield and its associated effects. This film documents the technological and methodological measuring techniques used and photographic analyses employed in the obtaining of data necessary to arrive at more accurate blast yield predictions.

Operation Ivy - Parts 1 & 2 (1952, Color, 1:02:47)
With the Cold War raging and fears that the Soviet Union was gaining on the U.S. in nuclear proficiency after it had successfully detonated its own atomic bomb in 1949, President Truman in 1950 directed the Atomic Energy commission to "work on all forms of atomic weapons, including the so-called hydrogen or "Super Bomb". This directive culminated in Operation Ivy, which resulted in two separate explosive tests, the two most powerful bombs ever created until that time - one a tactical high-yield fission or atomic nuclear weapon, and the other the world's first hydrogen atomic device or thermonuclear weapon.

Operation Doorstep (1953, B&W, 10:15)
An operation that was itself a subset of Operation Upshot-Knothole (which operation is featured in NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME VII) which subset was especially concerned with Civil Defense related matters and relied upon mannequins, various housing types and general community infrastructure to provide the necessary data with which to predict domestic damage, test Civil Defense assumptions and evaluate the relative damage particular materials and construction types would sustain.

Operation Castle (1953, Color 20:28)
This series of tests of new and more powerful thermonuclear devices resulted in mixed results and helped to clearly show how, and how not, to perfect the design of these weapons.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME VII: OPERATION UPSHOT/KNOTHOLE, THE ATOMIC CANNON & OPERATION TEAPOT
Bomb Damage Assesments Evaluated, Nuclear Artillery Deployed & New Bomb Designs Perfected

Operation Upshot-Knothole Project (1953, B&W, 20:50)
A more detailed analysis made upon a large number of project film shorts demonstrating the individualized effects of nuclear detonations upon military ground facilities, forest trees, F-47 aircraft, various civilian home configurations and more.

Effects On B-50 Aircraft (1953, B&W, Silent, 18:23)
The specific effects of a nuclear detonation upon B-50 bomber aircraft flying at altitude at various distances from a group of 4 consecutive explosions are documented in film before, during and after flight.

The 280MM Atomic Gun At The Nevada Proving Ground (1953, Color, 10:26)
The infamous "Atomic Cannon" is tested at the Nevada Proving Grounds prior to its being deployed throughout Western Europe.

Operation Teapot - Military Effects Studies (1953, B&W, 30:46)
A series of 14 detonations incorporating a variety of new and experimental atomic designs conducted with an eye to standardizing atomic design models into more efficient and universally employable devices.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME VIII: OPERATIONS WIGWAM, REDWING & PLUMBBOB
Effectiveness Against Submarines Tested, Second Generation Devices Evaluated & Military Effects Quantified

Commander Joint Task Force 7.3 Presents - Operation Wigwam (1955, Color, 36:10)
Just 450 miles off the San Diego coast, the U.S. Navy detonated a submerged 30 kiloton fission device to determine its effectiveness as a weapon for use against submarines, as well as to record the effects of wave creation at nearby, intermediate and long distances from the explosion. A Greek ship off San Diego was roughtly buffetted, the crew thought an earthquake happened and they radioed San Diego to offer assistance.

Military Effects On Operation Redwing (1956, Color, 31:54)
Leaner and meaner devices resulted from conclusions of prior nuclear tests featured in this DVD series, and in Operation Redwing, the devices themselves were put to the test. Devices the size of volleyballs, "clean" or low fallout designs and deliberately "dirty or high fallout devices were all tested, and were deployed at the Eniwetok Proving Ground varioiusly atop towers, dropped from aircraft, barge floated and otherwise.

Operation Redwing (1956, Color, 26:21)
The Commander of Joint Task Force 7.3 Rear Admiral Hanlon's film documenting the assessments and determinations that were made as a result of Operation Redwing.

The United States Atomic Energy Commission Presents - Operation Plumbbob: Weapons Development Report (1957, Color, 22:22)
An extraordinary and controversial series of tests involving 43 military effects tests to determine the effects of a variety of nuclear devices in terms of blast against buildings, the biological effects of radiation upon pigs and more. These were the largest tests ever conducted at the Nevada Proving Ground, and they resulted in fallout determined to be responsible for up to 38,000 cases of throid cancer due to exposure to I-131. One can only wonder what use may have been made of the data obtained from the tests on the air drop capabilities of helicopters and blimps.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME IX: OPERATIONS PLUMBBOB & HARDTACK
Military Effects Quantified, Ballistic Missile Systems Evaluated & Designs Rush-Tested Before The 1958-1961 Nuclear Test Moratorium

Armed Forces Special Weapons Project Presents - Operation Plumbbob - Military Effects Studies (1957, Color, 32:18)
A controversial series of tests, further documented in Nuclear War Films Vol. VIII, involving 43 military effects tests to determine the effectiveness of variousf nuclear device configurations in terms of blast against buildings, the biological effects of radiation and more. These tests resulted in fallout responsible for as many as to 38,000 cases of throid cancer due to I-131 exposure. The air drop capabilities of helicopters and blimps are examples of the unconventional nature of these tests, all covered by this film with especial emphasis to quantification of the effects produced by each test.

Operation Hardtack - Military Effects Studies - Parts 1-4 (1958, Color)
When it became apparent that the US and USSR were about to agree to a nuclear test moratorium, the Department of Defense decided to conduct the largest nuclear test series yet, featuring as many new devices as could be rushed into production. Especial interest was given to ballistic missiles, both intercontinental and submarine-launched, and both high altitide and underwater detonations. Due to the complex nature of the tests, a set of 4 films was produced: Part One - Basic Effects, Structures & Materiel (26:27), Part Two - High Altitude Tests 24:58), Part Three - Underwater Tests (18:11) and Part Four - Sub-Kiloton Effects (Silent, 23:06).

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME X: OPERATIONS HARDTACK, ARGUS, GNOME & NOUGAT
Nuclear Weapons Employed From The Edge Of Space To The Earth's Interior And About The Oceans In-Between From Before The 1958-61 Nuclear Test Moratorium To The Search For Peaceful Applications

Excerpts From Operation Hardtack (1958, Color, Silent, 16:53)
When it became apparent that the US and USSR were about to agree to a nuclear test moratorium, the Department of Defense decided to conduct the largest nuclear test series yet, featuring as many new devices as could be rushed into production. Especial interest was given to ballistic missiles, both intercontinental and submarine-launched, and both high altitide and underwater detonations. This film is a one reel selection of notable events of these tests, particularly extraordinary footage of detonations and close-ups on affected ships in target areas.

Operation Argus - Report Of Chief, AFSWP To ARPA (1958, Color, 44:36)
In secret operations conducted in conjunction with the civilian space agency NASA's very public Explorer IV satellite mission, three nuclear devices were detonated over the South Atlantic at the edge of space and proved that nuclear explosions could create artificial Van Allen belt-like bands of energy in near space which could serve to disrupt electronic circuitry, radio and other communications during a military exchange.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME XI: OPERATION DOMINIC
High Altitude Testing Resumes, Weapons & Delivery Systems Perfected

Dominic Fireballs - Pacific Testing Christmas Island Area (1962, Color, Silent, 43:53)
Extraordinary color footage of a large number of the high altitude detonations that constituted the 36 tests of this series. These tests were a more comprehensive response to the Soviet Union's breaking its nuclear test moratorium agreement with the United States than the modest first response tests that were Operation Nougat a couple of weeks after the treaty abrogation.

EG&G Operation Dominic Scientific Photography - Bluestone Event (1962, Black & White, Silent, 8:06)
More extraordinary footage of the fireballs of the test series

Joint Task Force Eight Presents - Operation Dominic (1962, Color, Sound)
A series of three films documenting all aspects of this enormous test enterprise.

Joint Task Force Eight Presents - Operation Dominic - Christmas Island (12:12)
Especially concerns itself with the air drop tests.

Joint Task Force Eight Presents - Operation Dominic - Johnston Island (19:08)
Especially concerns itself with the missile tests.
Joint Task Force Eight Presents - Operation Dominic - Nuclear Tests 1962 (25:48)
Documents the overal logistical, support, scientific and surveillance operations of the series.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME XII OPERATION FISHBOWL DVD
High Altitude Testing Is Resumed & Evaluated

Fishbowl High-Altitude Weapons Effects (1962, Sound, 27:50)
The high-altitude detonation experiments utilizing the Thor ballistic missle that comprised the Operation Fishbowl series of tests were themselves a subset of the much larger 36 air drop test series of Operation Dominic. They were a more comprehensive response to the Soviet Union's breaking its nuclear test moratorium agreement with the United States than the modest first response tests that were Operation Nougat a couple of weeks after the treaty abrogation. This film documents with easy-to-follow illustrations the major aspects of the Fishbowl test series.

Four Films:1) Starfish Prime Event Interim Report By Commander JTF-8 (Sound); 2) Fishbowl Auroral Sequences (Silent); 3) Dominic On Fishbowl Phenomenon (Silent); 4) Fishbowl XR Summary (Silent) {1962, 1:09:22}
A films series intended to debrief the subject of Operation Fishbowl aerial photography. The first film exhibits the particulars of theStarfish Prime test of Operation Fishbowl, then displays a large variety of unearthly aerial test film sequences.

High-Altitude Nuclear Weapons Effects - Part One - Phenomenology (1963, Sound,20:05)
A well produced and comprehensive evaluation of the general high atmospheric test results and the particular examples from the Fishbowl test series cited by this evaluation. The illustrations particularly succeed, in terms clarity and presentation, in making an otherwise highly complicated subject relatively easy to grasp and understand.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME XIII: END GAME: ATOMIC WEAPONS AFTERMATH FILMS 2 DVD SET
High Altitude Testing Resumes, Weapons & Delivery Systems Perfected

Developing and Producing The B-61 (Color, Sound, 26:02)
This bomb has become the mainstay of U.S. thermonuclear arsenal. Developed in order to create a lightweight, versatile weapon delivery system that could be carried aloft by a wide variety of aircraft to perform a number of different detonation tasks, it has become the nuclear gravity bomb standard. During the years since its original design in 1963, it has changed little from its basic design, and then only to modify it for specialized tasks that the perfection of its design basis makes ample allowance for.

Atomic Weapons Tests - Trinity Through Buster-Jangle (Color, Sound, 22:42)
The history of Atomic tests from the Manhattan Project to the 1951 Buster-Jangle test series in the Nevade Proving Grounds is here told in detail, with reference to quality color footage, easy-to-follow animation illustrations and a good general description of both the various test operation goals and the logistics behind them.

Damage And Destruction Films (Color, Silent, 17:17)
A collage of the most graphic, poignant and important 1950s era nuclear test films detailing the damage wrought by nuclear explosions.

Let's Face It (Color, Sound, 14:03)
Excellent overview of Civil Defense measures that 1950s war planners thought important, and more importantly, not important, to implement during a nuclear attack. A priceless time capsule.

Enewetak Cleanup (Color, Sound, 12:47)
The Enewetak (also known as Eniwetok) atoll in the Marshall Islands U.S. Pacific Nuclear proving grounds, having been blasted over & over from 1948 to 1962, became in 1977 the subject of a massive project, involving many service branches, when the natives who were evacuated (sometimes forcibly) from the island began slowly to return to the island to live. This film documents the history of that project.

162 15' East, 11 30' North: Navy Participation In Atomic Tests (13:12)
A late 1950s propganda film intended to show Navy men engaged in Pacific Proving Grounds work what they could expect from involvement in nuclear test operations, with reference to films of prior nuclear tests at the proving grounds and a narrative that intends to explain the lessons learned from them.

Military Effects Studies On Operation Castle (39:00)
A late 1950s propganda film intended to show Navy men engaged in Pacific Proving Grounds work what they could expect from involvement in nuclear test operations, with reference to films of prior nuclear tests at the proving grounds and a narrative that intends to explain the lessons learned from them.

Effects Of Nuclear Weapons Part IV- The Water Burst (32:45)
A lecture upon the full range of effects from detonations approximate to water utilizing intercut test film footage and easy-to-follow animated diagrams.

Operation Castle Washdown Countermeasures (15:16)
One of the objectives of the Castle series of tests was to determine how effective hosing-down the exteriors of ships subjected to nuclear detonations would be in removing radioactivity. The results were basically twofold - it could be effective in removing radiation from ships, but not in removing the lethality of this radiation to sailors onboard.

Atomic Guided Missiles (11:22)
An excellent overview of the six primary guided missile delivery systems for nuclear weapons extant in the late 1950s: the Honest John, Corporal, Regulus, Matador, Snark and Rascal.

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NUCLEAR WAR FILMS VOLUME XIV: OPERATIONS CANNIKIN & PLOWSHARE DVD
Atomics At War & Peace Underground

Project Cannikan (13:14)
The Atomic Energy Commission's 1971 series of underground tests conducted on Amchitka Island, Alaska, at 11:00 a.m., Bering Standard Time, on November 6, 1971. It's purpose: to test the design of the Spartan anti-ballistic missile, itself a high-yield nuclear warhead that produced sufficient x-rays and debris to prevent the blackout of ABM radar systems. It also resulted in the formation of a peace activist organization created to stop these tests which ultimately transformed itself into Greenpeace. This film pays particular attention to the overal planning and specific results of the project in a tone both executive and scholarly.

The Amchitka Program (24:16)
This film pays particular attention to Project Cannikan's organization and execution in a reassuring tone no doubt intended to calm the objections of those hostile to the project.

Plowshare (28:06)
A 1973 film which looks back over the prior 12 some years of this project which endeavored to find peaceful uses of Atomic energy, particularly with regard to excavation, citing Micah 4:3 ("And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more").

Excavating With Nuclear Explosives
1968 saw the creation of this film by the Atomic Energy commission with the purpose of selling government and industry the concept of nuclear excavation by way of recounting the progress of the project up to that point.

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NOTE: Due to the classified nature of some of their subject matter, the U.S. Department of Defense has in small sections silenced the audio tracks or still-framed the video tracks of some of these films. These portions are not a product defect, are short in duration, and do not detract from a satisfying viewing experience.

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