STK-ID 41189

Operation Ivy: Three shots of hydrogen bomb explosions. Two shots of American newspapers with headlines referring to hydrogen bombs. MS of hands explaining by means of designs, the principle of hydrogen fusion. Two shots of sun. Classic shot of solar flares and prominences as seen through telescope. AERIAL SHOT of Washington, Capitol. Shot of atomic explosion. Interior shots of US Government office, Eisenhower entering with Lewis L Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (USA), speaking to newsmen taking notes. Shot of Strauss speaking to camera. Cut away to AEC camera in action. Low level AERIAL SHOTs of test site - a chain of small islands.Various ground shots of structures, soldiers. Interior shots of control bunkers, instruments, scientists. Shots of US warship, of sailors aboard ship. ZOOM IN on test island. Shot of beginning of explosion. Shots of shock wave travelling over water towards camera. Several shots of mushroom cloud. Shipboard view of officers, of helicopter taking off. AERIAL SHOTs of island after test. Shot of explosion at late stage.


Excerpt from
Operation Ivy / British Test Atomic Bomb / Launching of First Atomic Sub / Flight of the Nike
Washington, D.C., Pacific Ocean
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486