Radio Bikini

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History, Technology Documentary published by Others in 1987 - English narration

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By using extraordinary and rarely seen archival footage, much of which was once kept classified by the U.S. government, director Robert Stone brings to light the largely untold story of Bikini Atoll. A peaceful and tropical island located in the Pacific, it was the unwitting sight of a series of high-profile atomic bomb tests conducted by the US in 1946.

With startling eyewitness accounts by a naval serviceman and the chief of the native Bikinians, the film reveals the stark reality of these tests-thought to be harmless, they instead left Bikini Island uninhabitable for over 40 years and exposed thousands of sailors to heavy doses of radiation.

The film's virtually surreal footage of sailors fishing in contaminated waters, mushroom clouds filling the skies, and top level government officials professing the safety of the tests leaves us in utter shock and disbelief - how could something so horrific gone untold for so long?

Back in the United States, the general public grew worried over the planned testing. Some people worried that the bomb's power would be felt all the way back in the United States. Others believed the bomb would create a hole in the earth.

To help ease these fears, the Navy created several information packets and began broadcasting over "Radio Bikini" in an effort to calm the public's fears and rally support for the tests.

During the final preparation, the displaced islanders began to protest their move; however, they were unsuccessful in preventing the "shot."

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  • File Name ........... : Radio.Bikini.XviD.mp3.infofallout.avi
  • Total Size (MB) ... : 689.34 MB
  • Video Length ...... : 00:56:02
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  • Resolution .......... : 640 x 480
  • Aspect Ratio ....... : 1.33:1
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  • Audio Codec ....... : MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
  • Audio Bitrate ...... : 128 KB/s
  • Channels ............ : 2 Ch
  • Sampling Rate .... : 44100 Hz
  • Ripped by : NoBeard for Infofallout.

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