“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” – US detonated more than 210 nuclear bombs in 17 years
Between 1945 and 1962, the United States detonated more than 210 atomic bombs, releasing massive amounts of radioactive particles into the atmosphere.
A team from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has declassified and preserved several hundred samples from an estimated 10,000 films showing the atmospheric nuclear detonation testing in the Pacific during the so-called Cold War.
Some of the declassified films are posted on the LLNL’s YouTube playlist.
Operation Hardtack-1 – Nutmeg 51538
Operation Plumbbob – Diablo 41549
Operation Teapot – Tesla 28616
Operation Teapot – Turk 28112
Operation Castle – Koon 24608
Operation Dominic – Housatonic 120256
Operation Dominic – Housatonic 120251