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▶ Unedited footage of the bombing of Nagasaki (silent) – YouTube

Posted on February 7th, 2014 at 13:42 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


This silent film shows the final preparation and loading of the “Fat Man” bomb into “Bockscar,” the plane which dropped the bomb on Nagasaki. It then shows the Nagasaki explosion from the window of an observation plane. This footage comes from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  1. My physics professor in college was Frank Oppenheimer, brother of Robert “father of the bomb”. Frank was largely responsible for the uranium enrichment program at Oak Ridge. I’m not sure he ever forgave himself for that… :-( In any case, he was a fantastic teacher, and went on to found and direct the Exploratorium science museum in San Francisco. I miss him…

    My father was a paricle / cosmic-ray physicist and also a friend of Frank. He was very chuffed when he found out I had Frank for my physics professor at the University of Colorado. He thought I did pretty well to get a B in Frank’s class. :-)

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